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The Gardens that Coke built: Mr. Bell’s Mobile franchise

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home In 1903, Walter Bellingrath and his brother, William, ventured into an exciting new enterprise when they purchased franchise rights to sell Coca-Cola in Alabama. The brothers bought the Montgomery franchise for…

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The Secret Garden: A new place of serenity

By Bill Barrick, Executive Director The new Secret Garden, which is under construction now, is located between the Rose Garden and The Great Lawn. Several years ago we planted “Tokyo Delight” hydrangeas in this area. After observing this little garden…

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