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1922 - Welch's Grapes - Springdale AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
N 36° 11.318 W 094° 07.667
15S E 398596 N 4005460
Quick Description: This building, now housing Clements Processing, originally housed the Welch's Grape Juice Company's regional southwest headquarters.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2011 5:14:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMDBVG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
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Long Description:
Welch Grape Juice Company built its Southwest regional headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, in 1923.

In 1869 physician and dentist Thomas Bramwell Welch developed a process for making "unfermented sacramental wine" from Concord grapes. The process depends on knowledge of fermentation and Louis Pasteur's recent discovery of pasteurization. Welch serves this "grape juice" instead of wine as communion steward at his church in Vineland, New Jersey. Dr. Welch's grape juice becomes popular nationwide after it is served at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. The juice's visibility increased in 1913 when Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan serves the beverage at a diplomatic event, and the next year when the Navy substitutes Welch's grape juice after outlawing alcohol on its ships

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Year of construction: 1922

Full inscription:
Welch 1922 Dedicated by Springdale Community Club

Cross-listed waymark: Not listed

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