The Origins of Cuba Libre?

Of course, in 1900 New York governor Theodore Roosevelt was William McKinley’s running mate in that year’s presidential contest. I wonder if he ever discussed the relative merits of soda and coffee at the front with McKinley.

And that’s for starters. But perhaps this helps explain why John Hay called it a “splendid little war.”

Next the Georgia Civil War Commission will endorse an ad for Atlanta’s own Coca-Cola called “Have a Pop with Yopp.” Dixie Outfitters will make a t-shirt featuring H. K. Edgerton portraying Yopp.

One thought on “The Origins of Cuba Libre?

  1. TF Smith June 18, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    Other than being off by two years (“1900”? Really? They couldn’t look it up) and the fact that I don’t think any of the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry were lugging sabers around, I like it…TR’s khakis vis a vis the trooper’s blues is a nice touch.

    And the soldadera looks more authentic than most ACW “rebel” re-enactors – hell of a lot skinnier.

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