April 19, 2024

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  1. Wonder why we would have three bottling plants for carbonated water as early as 1852 in this town? Carbonated water will stay fresh for drinking for up to about 18 months, even when not kept on ice. That was important because pond water would often have parasites and other harmful pathogens while running water around here was often not safe to drink because of contamination from heavy metals from mining, like mercury. Hence, for safe drinking water, especially when working in gold mines, the answer was to reach for that bottle of carbonated water.

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