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Coca-Cola Trucks and Bottling Works
of SE New Mexico, 1936 - 1965

or
Enchantment Goes Better with Coke

Vintage Photos from the Barclay Gibson Collection
Coca Cola truck, Hobbs, New Mexico, 1936
A Carlsbad Truck in 1936
Try to remember simpler times. Back when supermarkets rarely had more than ten aisles and checkout clerks had arms like stevedores from manually pulling groceries past the register with a sliding wooden frame. Soft drinks weren't yet a food group then - and people would've laughed at the thought of paying for water. So sip your diet cherry vanilla Dr Pepper (a real product by the way) and try to think back to simpler times. It's hard, but maybe these photos will help...
Coca Cola fleet of truck, Hobbs, New Mexico, 1936
The Carlsbad Coca-Cola Fleet in 1936
Coca Cola Bottling warehouse, Hobbs, New Mexico, 1945
The Hobbs Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Warehouse, 1945
Coca Cola truck, Hobbs, New Mexico, 1947
A Carlsbad Truck in 1947 enroute to the Hobbs warehouse.
Coca Cola truck, Hobbs, New Mexico, 1965
A Carlsbad Truck in 1965 enroute to the Hobbs warehouse.
Coca Cola Bottling Plant, Carlsbad, New Mexico, 1938
The Carlsbad Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in 1938
Coca Cola truck, Carlsbad, New Mexico, 1947
A Carlsbad Coca-Cola Truck and Driver "Long John" in 1947
Coca Cola Bottles and Mary Ruth Gibson, 1953
Coca-Cola model, December 1953
Mary Ruth on Coca Cola Pickup truck and display  carton
Model with Display Coca-Cola Carton on Pickup
Roswell, New Mexico Coca Cola Bottling Plant
The Roswell Coca-Cola Bottling Plant
Photos Barclay Gibson

Anyone who has worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Works prior to 1965 that would like to share their stories, please contact us.


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