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Dr Pepper Museum Marks 23rd Anniversary

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(KCEN) -- Waco's Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute will mark its 23rd anniversary Sunday.

Museum founders W.W. "Foots" Clements and Wilton Lanning opened up the historic home of the nation's oldest major soft drink in May 1991.


People gathered at the museum Thursday night to celebrate the unique partnership.


The museum not only features one of the finest collections of soft drink memorabilia in the world, but it serves as an educational institution dedicated to the teaching of the American system of free enterprise economics.     

Since its opening, Lanning says the museum has attracted more than 1.4 million visitors and become a valuable asset to Central Texas and the City of Waco. 

"I'll take anyone in this room on or anybody else that doesn't think that this has been a catalyst in the growth of the “Holy Land” and Waco in particular,” said Lanning.

A plaque featuring the faces of the two founders was presented at the end of the Thursday night’s celebration. 
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