Terre Haute history center to feature Coke bottle mural

The exterior of the wall of the new Vigo County Historical Museum will, starting in the spring of 2018, be covered with a mural dedicated to Terre Haute's role in making the famous Coke bottle. (Tribune-Star Photo/Austen Leake)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A history center in western Indiana is getting a mural featuring Coca-Cola's curvy bottles in a nod to the region's link to the uniquely shaped container.

The mural design was unveiled last week when it was projected onto a wall of the soon-to-be-completed Vigo County History Center in Terre Haute.

The Tribune-Star reports the new mural is expected to be completed next spring.

Todd Marty is a market unit vice president for Coca-Cola Consolidated. He said while leading a toast using old-school 8-ounce Coke bottles that Terre Haute has "given the world with the No. 1 most-recognized consumer package of all time."

The Root Glass Co. in Terre Haute won a competition in 1915 to create the glass Coke bottle's contour design. A historical plaque marks the company's former site.

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