Charles Watkins, a concrete finisher working on the Streetscape project in Downtown Cedartown, stands with Sandra Cantrell, office clerk at The Cedartown Standard , at the newspaper office as they admire a glass Coca-Cola bottle from 1923 Watkins found while digging out dirt and concrete with a Bobcat. (Photo: Todd Ollis/The Cedartown Standard)
"Cedartown" is engraved on the bottom of the bottle. The Cedartown Standard office are located in what was formerly a bottling plant for the Coca-Cola Company. (Photo: Todd Ollis/The Cedartown Standard)
A worker with the Downtown Cedartown Streetscape project unearthed a relic from the town's past in front of The Cedartown Standard office.
Charles Watkins, a concrete finisher working on the project, was clearing out dirt and the old concrete when he saw a glass Coca-Cola bottle.
Watkins said he was amazed to find the bottle still intact, and he was even more amazed when he saw the date on the bottle. The date reads Dec. 25, 1923.
On the bottom of the bottle, the word "Cedartown" is engraved. The Cedartown Standard office is located in what was formerly a bottling plant for the Coca-Cola Company.