Here’s a rare bottle.  Roy, Alabama?  Why can’t you find it on the map?

Current day Frisco City was was initially called Jones Mill (incorporated in 1909), which itself was made up of the merger of two 1850s-era communities, Lufkin and Snider. The town was renamed Roy on November 4, 1913, after Roy Megargel, the owner of the Gulf, Florida, and Alabama Railroad, after he promised to construct a rail line to the town.

Megargel did not make good on his promise, and in 1919 the town was renamed Jones Mills, a plural version of its original name. In 1925, the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad bought GFA and brought a rail line through the town in 1928, and the town became known as Frisco City.

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