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Display planned of big Coke bottles in western Indiana city

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Big Coca-Cola bottles will be displayed around a western Indiana city as part of an effort to celebrate the history of the uniquely shaped container.


The Tribune-Star reports the Board of Public Works and Safety on Monday approved a request from the Vigo County Historical Society to place the 6-foot (1.8-meter) fiberglass bottles around Terre Haute starting next year. The bottles will be painted by artists in conjunction with Arts Illiana.

Board President John Stinson calls it a "cool project, something that's long overdue."

A historical marker on the former Root Glass Co. site in Terre Haute commemorates the company's creation of the glass Coke bottle's contour design in 1915.

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Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com

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