#TBT Polly’s Soda Pop Began in 1923!

#TBT Polly’s Soda Pop Began in 1923!

In 1923, Louis L. “Polly” and Dorothea Compton started Polly’s Pop in Independence, Missouri. It was originally located on River Boulevard near Truman Road, where Polly’s Pop Park sits today.

When they first began it was made with water from a nearby spring and bottled locally. #president Harry Truman was friends with the Comptons and enjoyed OG pop and ice cream.  The company stayed in operation until 1967.  The spring eventually dried up and the building was razed.

Local lawyer, Ken McClain and wife Cindy resurrected the brand in August of 2016 in Independence. The new location 306 W. Maple Avenue, is just blocks away from the original. Wanting to keep the soda pop as authentic as possible, they use a bottling machine from the 1940s which was originally owned by Fitz Root Beer. Like other craft sodas, they produce local favorite flavors in small batches to ensure the taste and quality are always up to par.

#savethedate Polly’s PopFest on June 29!
This event is free to the public and fun for all ages. Polly’s PopFest celebrates all things POP – popcorn, popsicles, pop music, pop culture, Polly’s Pop (our personal favorite), and so much more! While you’re at the event, enjoy food and drink from local restaurants and live music 🎼 on the historic Independence Square.

@uglyglassandco is a proud retailer of @pollyssodapop You can always find a “Cold One” in our cooler by the front door 😉.
I was lucky enough to work with Roxie, Polly’s Grand Daughter, a true treat. So when I had the chance to carry Polly’s Pop, I jumped at it 😊.

(photo: provided by Eric Brockman).
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