Root beer float coloring pages

The origin of the term “Boston cooler” lies in Detroit, Michigan, the city in which Fred Sanders is credited with inventing the ice cream soda. “Boston” comes from the street north of the New Center Area, a historic neighborhood known as Boston Edison. The name has no apparent connection to Boston, Massachusetts, where the beverage is virtually unknown. One theory suggests that it was named after Detroit’s Boston Boulevard, the main thoroughfare of what was then, according to the theory, an upper-class neighborhood a short distance from James Vernor’s drugstore. Boston Boulevard, however, did not exist at the time. The streets and subdivision that became the Boston-Edison neighborhood, approximately five miles from Vernor’s drugstore, were not platted nor incorporated into the city until 1891, and its first homes not constructed until 1905, nine years after Vernor closed his drugstore.