Post by David Sechrest on Jun 24, 2006 10:58:31 GMT -5
Becker's Root Beer stand has been serving the community since 1949. It was started by Bill Becker, Sr., and is now operated by Bill Becker, Jr.
The original building Bill Becker Sr. had built was demolished sometime in the early 1960's with a new building erected on the same site.
For many years, Becker's sold A & W Root Beer. I don't know if A & W provided their own recipe for making their style of root beer, or if A & W shipped the root beer to Beckers. Also, I don't know when Becker's "disassociated" themselves with A & W.
Today (and for many years past), Bill Becker Jr. makes his own root beer. It has a wonderful flavor and tastes great on a hot afternoon!
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens
ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Becker's Spent a lot fo time there as a youth. Billy becker Jr and I were on the same baseball team one summer. Dunlaps. WEe rode our bikes to the stand ( it was the old building then) and drank free rootbeer courtesy of Billy's dad Bill Sr. I stop there every mtime I'm up home from here in Texas. My son, who's almost 24 now, had to stop and pick up a gallon or two every day we were there =) He's doomed =) I especially remember the hbotdogs with onions and relish and mustard...drooooool
A. W. Root Beer Dogs & Suds Located 25th Street (picture 1958)
Comment: Notice the style of ladies shoes and sandals such as penny Loafers also. Also, Bobbie Socks with the girls shoes were vogue. Further, ladies skirts were below the knee and the guys wore pegged pants with v-neck sweaters with collared shirts under sweaters.