Apparently there is a Dr. Pepper museum in Waco, Texas. Being the soda fan that I am, I am surprised that I did not know this fact.
Dr. Pepper was invented in 1885 by Charles Alderton in of all places, a drug store. Like Coca Cola, it was thought the beverage would have medicinal effects. People just liked drinking it and it became wildly popular. Kinda makes you wonder if folks in 1885 were chasing a high that never materialized?
about this cool place. Then visit the museum website