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Lodi, California: Birthplace of A&W Root Beer

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Address:
13 Pine St., Lodi, CA
Directions:
Downtown. Plaque is set into the sidewalk, next to a fireplug, on the north side of W. Pine St. midway between N. School St. and N. Sacramento St. The restaurant with displays is a half-mile southeast, at 216 E. Lodi Ave.
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Birthplace of A&W Root Beer

A plaque marks the site of the first A&W root beer stand. An A&W a half-mile away features wall displays of company memorabilia. Stand opened in 1919, chain started in 1922.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/13/2017]

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Root beer plaque.

Birthplace of A&W Root Beer

We quickly stopped so I could run over and take a picture of the plaque. We had planned to also stop at the functioning A&W, but we were both so nauseated by the tent cities, trash and people leaving garbage that we quickly left Lodi. We just didn't feel safe. We know and help homeless weekly. Lodi could hold them to a higher standard.

[Sue B, 07/13/2023]

Exhibit.

Birthplace of A&W Root Beer

Dang that's tasty root beer, and it's still served here in a glass mug.

[Jolene, 05/13/2017]

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