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Plaque awarded for 75 years of producing Coca Cola in Dubuque
Photo courtesy: Ray Grant

COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY. The first mention of "coco cola" (sic) being manufactured in Dubuque comes in 1910. In that year a portion of the former PEASLEE & COMPANY was leasted to H. A. Hill for the manufacture of this product. (1)

Located at 2435 Kerper Blvd. in 1968, the company was established in Dubuque in 1905 when it had thirty employees manufacturing soft drinks.

Coca-Cola bottle
Base of Coke bottle reading "Dubuque, Iowa"
Close-up of amber bottle
Amber straight-sided bottle
Observe of token
Reverse of token
Bottle Opener. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Photo courtesy: Bob Reding

The 1911-12 Dubuque City Directory listed 272 4th.

The 1922 through 1964 Dubuque City Directory listed 441 White.

The 1966 through 1993 Dubuque City Directory listed 2435 Kerper Blvd.



1. "Will Make Coco Cola in Dubuque," Telegraph Herald, April 26, 1910, p. 24. Online: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=w25CAAAAIBAJ&sjid=86oMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3732,1521922&dq=peaslee+and+company+dubuque&hl=en