Beautiful certificate from the Red Rock Bottling Company of Cleveland
issued in 1947. This historic document was printed by the Columbian Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's officers.
Red Rock was a popular brand of ginger ale and cola that has since been revived for retail sale in recent years. The Red Rock Company was among the oldest producers of carbonated beverages in the United States.
The Red Rock Company was founded in 1885 by Lee Hagan and G. T. Dodd of Atlanta, Georgia. Dodd initially introduced ginger ale as the company's first product, which became popular in the Southern U.S. By 1938, Red Rock was an early leader in the distribution of carbonated beverages, distributing 12-ounce bottles by way of a distribution network of 200 bottlers. By 1947, Red Rock products were bottled in 45 of the 47 U.S. states but by 1958, the company's success began to decline.
Red Rock Cola was endorsed by famous baseball player Babe Ruth. Posters of his endorsement were printed in 1939.
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