There are efforts in the present day to put a tax on soda–or pop, or soda pop if you prefer. Perhaps to no surprise, the first efforts to do so were made in World War I. The whole explanation can be seen here: http://www.morningsun.net/zz/shareable/20170406/what-happened-when-america-put-national-tax-on-soda
Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War.
He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.
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