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Kiowa County Historical Museum & Soda Fountain, Greensburg, KS

Kiowa County Historical Museum in Greensburg, Kansas showcases a completely renovated Hunter Drug Soda Fountain.  A full functioning old-time soda fountain where you can enjoy a handmade soda or ice cream treat.  Sit down at the counter - get whisked into the past as a soda-jerk creates your very own Chocolate-Cherry Phosphate, Malt, Shake or maybe a Banana Split.

In the early 1950s, a Bastian-Blessing 40 gallon Michigan-style soda fountain was installed in the Hunter Drug store on the west side of Main Street in Greensburg, KS. After many years of serving thirsty customers, on May 4, 2007 the city of Greensburg was hit by an EF5 tornado which destroyed the Hunter Drug store and left the soda fountain exposed to the elements. The fountain was rescued from the rubble by a demolition crew. The fountain’s restoration was completed in Chicago by the company that originally built it years ago, the American Soda Fountain, Inc., which has been in business since 1917. Today, the soda fountain stands proudly as a living history exhibit in the Kiowa County Commons Building, being enjoyed by new generations as well as devoted pre-tornado patrons. The Soda Fountain is a living history exhibit and is connected to the Kiowa County Historical Museum.

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