Detroit History Podcast: The Stories Behind Vernors, Detroit's Nectar of the Gods

October 31, 2021, 11:12 PM

James Vernor invented his ginger ale in downtown Detroit just after the Civil War. More than 15 decades later, we're still fans.

The Detroit History Podcast tells the story of this enduringly popular soft drink, America's oldest surviving ginger ale. You thought Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit was named after the fizzy beverage? Actually (spoiler alert), it was Vernor's two decades-plus on the City Council and other contributions to Detroit.

We explain, with help from Keith Wunderlich and Amy Elliott Bragg. 

-- Tim Kiska of The Detroit History Podcast 

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