'Around the corner from anywhere' - Coke memorabilia comes to the Choo Choo

'Around the corner from anywhere' - Coke memorabilia comes to the Choo Choo

November 20th, 2013 by Katie Ward in Local Regional News

Choo Choo Coca-Cola Collectors Club members David and Edith Hardeman hold a promotional vinyl record from the 1970s to advertise Coca-Cola, left, and a 1950s cardboard Coca-Cola sign that came from the former Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola in Elizabethtown, Ky., amidst other items.

Photo by Katie Ward Hamilton

The history of Chattanooga is entwined with that of Coca-Cola.

Recently, some locals shared the "Coke Side of Life" - and a smile - as they displayed, bought, traded and sold their Coke memorabilia during the most recent swap meet of the Choo Choo Chapter of the Coca-Cola Collectors Club. Some chapter members worked for Chattanooga Glass that made the Coca-Cola bottles people now collect.