The Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum in Vicksburg, Mississippi, celebrates the historic occasion in the summer of 1894 when Joseph Augustus Biedenharn bottled the first ever Coca-Cola. Previously the drink had only been available via soda fountains. He delivered the bottled drink to rural areas outside of Vicksburg, increasing the base of customers. He was not only the first bottler of the drinks but he established the new marketing technique of an independent network of franchise bottlers who distribute the drink.
The first Vicksburg Riverfront Mural was unveiled in 2002. In all, 32 panels completed the first phase of the project. Artist Robert Dafford was commissioned to complete the first series of 12'x 20' panels along the flood wall facing Levee Street.
Vicksburg National Cemetery embraces 116 acres, and holds the remains of 17,000 Civil War Union soldiers, a number unmatched by any other national cemetery. Covering ground once manned by the extreme right of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps during the siege of Vicksburg, it was established by an act of Congress in 1866.
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