From Washington County Historian Jeremy Elliott:

“Flashing back to one of my favorite childhood treats was a trip to the A&W on Hwy. 60,….this picture was taken in the mid-1960’s shortly after Sonny Coats opened the franchise.”

Elliott said the restaurant eventually transferred to the Grayson family and was known as Wager’s A&W, when it closed down in the late 1970’s. 

“Who can forget the Papa, Mama and Baby Burgers and the Root Beer Floats?? I think somewhere I still have my A&W Bear hand-puppet I got from there!” said Elliott.