Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Root Beer Float at Ellis Soda Shoppe in Abingdon, Virginia
We visited Abingdon, Virginia this afternoon while staying in Bristol. It has a lot of history dating back to Daniel Boone. In 1760, frontiersman, Daniel Boone, named the area Wolf Hills, after his dogs were attacked by a pack of wolves during a hunting expedition. We stopped at the Ellis Soda Shoppe that was once a drug store. They had many of the old drug store items on display. I liked the 2 dozen or more tin platters hanging on the wall of the Coca-Cola Girls. It gave the old country drug store a nostalgic atmosphere of days 'gone by'.