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Fred Lynch

Cape City Bottling Works

Posted Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at 12:00 AM

Cape City Bottling Works was founded by Col. G.C. Thilenius, a Civil War veteran, in 1888 at 228 N. Pacific St. Emil M. Thilenius, his son, acquired the company in 1900, after he had worked in the plant a number of years. Emil's sons, Paul A. and Arthur W. Thilenius, were also associated with the business.

The bottling works manufactured high grade carbonated drinks, specializing in Lime Cola, NuGrape, Orange Squeeze and Cape Soda. A.W. Milde of Jackson bought the company in 1926, while Arthur W. Thilenius remained as manager. The latter bought out Milde in 1943. (Picture published in SEMO Drummers Association Souvenir Edition, 1914)

Read about the Milde Coca-Cola Bottling Company in this blog by Sharon Sanders:

Coca-Cola Bottling on West Broadway


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  • Arthur W. Thilenius bought out A.W. Milde in 1943?

    But I remember drinking Milde's soda in the 1960's -

    ( I thought Milde's cream soda was especially good.)

    -- Posted by dordoni on Sat, Dec 27, 2014, at 8:07 AM