12 Marietta St NW

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John Pemberton was wounded in the American Civil war and became addicted to morphine, attempted to try to find a substitute. In 1885 he developed a drink called Pemberton's French Wine Coca nerve tonic, but prohibition led to the removal of the alcohol to create "Coca-Cola: The temperance drink”, the first glass of which was sold at Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia in 1886. Pemberton claimed it could cure morphine addiction, indigestion, nerve disorders, headaches, and impotence. The pharmacy no longer stands, but a historical marker marks the spot.


12 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

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