Coffeyville: Home Of The Icee
TULSA, Oklahoma -
The birthplace of the Icee is just up the road in Coffeyville, Kansas.
The Chamber of Commerce, a litter over 70 miles away from Tulsa, just got a brand new machine last month, after two and a half years of convincing the Icee folks.
"We need an Icee machine, it's our history," says Samantha Kudrick.
Well, the story is — and it's right on the wall next to the machine — Omar Knedlik's drink dispenser broke down, so he put some Coca-Colas in the freezer.
When he served them, they had a slushy consistency.
Folks loved them.
So he went to work creating the machine that would become Icee.
The chamber is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.