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Encyclopedia’s Expert on Root Beer History Featured in Segment on 6ABC

The author of our essay about root beer, Theresa Altieri Taplin, has been interviewed for a segment on 6ABC about a new root beer float offered by Bassett's Ice Cream at the Reading Terminal Market. Watch the segment here, and prepare to be hungry!

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  1. My family lived at 21 Clymer St. in Philadelphia until I95 forced us to move. However, there was a property we owned at 25 Clymer St. The reason I am contacting you is that the 25 Clymer St. house was, from what I can remember, the only frame home in the surrounding neighborhood. As I think about the building, it may have been one of the oldest in what is now known as Queens Village. I am reaching out you in hopes of possibly obtaining any information if it still exists. I do remember that the ceilings were very low, indicating old construction. I hope you can find some information
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    Edward Rybacki Posted December 31, 2018 at 11:18 pm

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