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Object ID 001141

Object Name Cross Roads Syrup

Object Desc Tin can of syrup made W.B. Roddenbery Cross Roads Brand.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001003

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General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords syrup,Cross Roads Syrup,W. B. Roddenbury Co.,cans,corn syrup,cooking,food,

Title Cross Roads Syrup

Description Metal can containing Cross Roads brand syrup. The label is colored with light blue, dark blue, red, yellow and white. The front and back side of the can have two different images. The front has an image of man with a kettle making syrup. The front says that it is Cross Roads Brand and is the Georgia open kettle process. The back image is of a log house next to a field. The back states that it is Cross Roads Brand syrup from Cairo, Georgia. The birth place of W. B. Roddenbery 1862. Both sides say It is a sugar cane and corn syrup. The right side of the can states what the syrup is made from. The left side talks about how Cross Roads Brand is made from Georgia Sugar Cane and is packed by the W.B. Roddenbury Co. The net weight is stamped on both sides for 2lbs 5oz.


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Height 0

Length 13.25

Width 4.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker W. B. Roddenbury Company

Maker Details Georgia's first pure cane syrup was made by Seaborn Anderson Roddenbery, a Cairo doctor who practiced medicine by horseback and ran a general store. Over time, Roddenbery's syrup business the W. B. Roddenbery Company became a regional favorite that also included pickles and peanut butter. In 1993 the business was folded into Dean Foods, a larger national company. Roddenbery started his business in 1862, when he opened a doctor's office and general store. In 1889 the company began marketing the Georgia cane syrup under the Roddenbery label. By the time it became known as the W. B. Roddenbery Company around 1920, the operation had diversified its product line, growing watermelons, making cigars, and running a hardware business. As early as 1936 the company was producing a wide variety of pickles. They began producing peanut butter in 1937 and canned boiled peanuts in 1960.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1003



Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The label is taped on. There is some edge wear and the cover is a bit stained.