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Jefferson County Retired School Personnel

Sep 27, 2013


The Jefferson County Retired School Personnel met Wednesday at SunnyBrook Assisted Living.

The guest speaker was Gene Luedtke of Fairfield, who presented “Antiques and Memorabilia,” a program about the history of the soda bottling industry in Fairfield from 1877 to the 1960s. Of special interest was his collection of soda bottles used at various factories in the area. Luedtke found several of the bottles in his collection at old outhouse sites.

Luedtke said the earliest bottles were hand-blown in other parts of the country, and the earliest Fairfield bottling companies produced their own gas to give the soda its fizz.

The next meeting of the Jefferson County Retired School Personnel will be on Oct. 23 at SunnyBrook Assisted Living.

Ken Daley will be the guest speaker. He will update members on the Blue Zones project.

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