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Object ID 002827

Object Name Green River drink sign

Object Desc A thin, rectangular sign advertising a drink called Green River.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002589

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Ice Cream/Soda Fountain


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Wonderland Park Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Green River,drink,beverage,sign,Schoenhofen Company,soda,

Title Green River drink sign

Description A thin sign advertising a drink called Green River. It is rectangular and red with gold lettering. The center has a shadow of a landscape with a green river flowing through two land masses.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.1

Length 12.2

Width 4.3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Schoenhofen Company

Maker Details Beginning in the mid-1880s, Peter Schoenhofen was among a group of brewers in Chicago who transformed production methods and utilized expanding transportation options. By 1900, there were sixty Chicago breweries that collectively produced over 100 million gallons of beer per year. The Schoenhofen brewery building survived prohibition and competition from national brands, and is still used for bottling beverages, although no longer beer. The Schoenhofen Edelweiss Brewing Company of Chicago turned to Green River in the late 1919 as a non-alcoholic product due to prohibition.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2589



Date DEC 17,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes The sign has some wear and scratches on it.


Date DEC 17,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date DEC 17,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Wonderland Park Exhibit from Wonderland Park Exhibit - automatic entry by admin