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Sunday, August 19, 2007

What's better than ice cream? Ice cream and root beer. On Aug. 19, 1893, Frank Wisner, owner of a soda shop in Colorado, made the first

root beer float. Inspired by the snow-capped Cow Mountain, Wisner called the drink Black Cow Mountain. It later was shortened to Black Cow. One variation of the recipe includes chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Yum!


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