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Coca-Cola Celebrates 130th Anniversary With Historic Marker

One hundred and thirty years.

That's how long Coca-Cola has been served.

And on Monday, a historic marker was dedicated at the intersection of Peachtree and Marietta streets in downtown Atlanta, the spot where the first Coke was ever poured.

"Wherever Coca-Cola goes, the city of Atlanta goes. And therefore, Coca-Cola is the city of Atlanta's gift to the world," Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said.

Reed and Coca-Cola officials also announced a $1.8 million grant earmarked for the Centennial Olympic Park District.  

“There is no better way to celebrate 130 years of Coca-Cola than to give back to our hometown,” said Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtar Kent. “While Atlanta has always been and will always be Coca-Cola’s home, the Centennial Olympic Park District is our neighborhood. For decades, we have continued to invest in improving the area around our headquarters to support the continued growth of tourism, business and residences right here in our backyard.”

The first Coca-Cola was served at Jacobs' Pharmacy on May 8, 1886.

It cost 5 cents.