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Hey, Kool-Aid Man! The Creation of Nebraska's State Soft Drink


Hey, Kool-Aid Man! The Creation of Nebraska's State Soft Drink
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.67

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    chemistry, southwest, raspberry, interesting, setting, however, liquid, nearly, business, unique, always, order, often, remember, everybody, important
     content words:    Edwin Perkins, Perkins Products Company, Fruit Smack, Products Company, On May, Ben Nelson, Kool-Aid Days


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Hey, Kool-Aid Man! The Creation of Nebraska's State Soft Drink
By Gwen Wellsandt
  

1     Edwin Perkins was always interested in chemistry and enjoyed inventing things. When his family moved to southwest Nebraska around 1900, young Edwin experimented with creating things in his mother's kitchen.
 
2     As Edwin grew up, he did many interesting things. One of the most important was setting up a mail order business called Perkins Products Company. Edwin had to move to Hastings, Nebraska, to sell the more than 125 products he had invented. One of these products was Fruit Smack.

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