Poly Pop

 
Below is a copy of the letter head from Big State Company - Manufacturers of "Poly Pop". This business was located in the garage apartment behind Paul Hollis' house at 2700 Avenue D just across the street from what is now Poly High School.
 
The world's first powdered soft drink "Poly Pop" was manufactured in Hollis's house and was popular in the 1920's and 1930's before it was run out of business by Kool-Aid.
 
This excerpt is from the internet:
Word Mark POLY POP  (EXPIRED) NONALCOHOLIC, MALT LESS BEVERAGE POWDER, USED FOR MAKING SOFT DRINKS. FIRST USE: 1922. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1922   Filing Date November 22, 1922   Registration Date October 23, 1923 Owner (LAST LISTED OWNER) PAUL S. HOLLIS DOING BUSINESS AS BIG STATE CO. UNKNOWN FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
      Thanks to Jess Smyers for this contribution