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Great Bear Bottled Water was a water company based out of Fulton, NY. Originally established in 1888 by Frederick Emerick, the company got their water from the Great Bear Springs, a spring where it is said that a young man fought and vanquished a bear. Until the 1950s the company used distinctive large glass jugs to transport the water, many of which can be found today. In 1981 Nestle bought the rights to the Great Bear name and the company became a subsidiary of Nestle.
(n.d.). Facts and History of the Great Bear Springs. Retrieved from: http://friendsofgreatbear.org/history.asp.