This Amazing Drug Store Soda Fountain In Illinois Will Take You Back In Time

Not too long ago, soda fountains were a common thing in America. But for those of you too young to even know what a soda fountain is: a soda fountain is a place to get sodas. Back in the day, a soda jerk worked behind the counter, chipping ice and mixing soda. There truly was an art – it wasn’t as simple as pressing a button and filling a cup. But these soda fountains are really no more. There are only a few in Illinois, for example. But one that you should totally check out is Doc’s Soda Fountain in Girard.

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