|Attention Lorain collectors: this classic can is currently on Ebay!|
A few days ago, the son of one of the creators of the drink left a great comment on my two-year-old post.
What was of great interest to me is that he confirmed my guess as to who the cartoonist was who created the great cowboy.
"My father did work for the Plain Dealer and the artwork was in fact that of Dick Dugan. Needless to say, we drank plenty of Wild West Sarsaparilla and Fire Water growing up," stated Allen.
I always thought it was impressive that Lorain had such a great soft drink heritage. Besides original creations like Wild West Sarsaparilla and Seher's Old English Ginger Beer, there were several national brands bottled in Lorain, including Whistle and Canada Dry Ginger Ale.