Who should claim Mountain Dew?

There are 6 comments on the WCYB story from Aug 14, 2012, titled Who should claim Mountain Dew?. In it, WCYB reports that:

It is a true story of American ingenuity and one that surrounds one of the most popular drinks around the world today and that's Mountain Dew.

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bigboy109

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Aug 14, 2012
Mountain Dew's birthplace is and will always be Marion Virginia.
ttt

Johnson City, TN

#2 Aug 29, 2012
JC
2ttop

Caroleen, NC

#3 Aug 30, 2012
Marion
The Truth

Marion, VA

#4 Sep 3, 2012
ttt wrote:
JC
Wrong

Invented in Marion & first marketed in Knoxville & Johnson City

The lemonade soda was also a flavor created by Bill Jones at what use to be the TIP Corporation in Marion, Virginia.

Marion prides itself on being the birthplace of Mountain Dew. So, we searched the town records and did in fact find that all of the rights to Mountain Dew were sold by Bill Jones to the Pepsi Company.

Marion spokesman Ken Heath said he would gladly credit Knoxville and Johnson City and the people in those cities for their role in Mountain Dew's history as long as they admitted the check went to Bill Jones in Marion, Virginia and that's where the soft drink we drink today came from.

Chuck Gordon confirmed that all rights and franchises to Mountain Dew were sold to Bill Jones in the late 1950's.
Blazer Dad

Johnson City, TN

#5 Sep 3, 2012
Nobody should claim the new JC Gold, its terrible.
abc123

Kingsport, TN

#6 Sep 3, 2012
who cares

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