Talk:Challenge of the Yukon

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Own a Square Inch of the Yukon![edit]

All Things Considered just did a piece on the 19 acres of land in the Yukon that the Quaker Oats Company bought, AFAI can recall, in the 1950s, and divided up into square-inch plots with deeds stuffed into cereal boxes as premiums. But i find no relevant G-hits in WP for

Yukon cereal

and assume we don't cover it. Give it some thot.
The piece mentioned that Quaker lost title to the land by failing to pay $37 in taxes at some point, and that Yukon land is sold without mineral rights. The promotion required adding extra shifts to meet the demand. It was inspired by someone's less notable square-inch-of-Texas-land project. The ad guy who proposed or implemented it went on to name Cap'n Crunch.
--Jerzyt 22:01, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

This was real. I still have my Big Inch Land Company deed. Imagine my disappointment that it is now worthless due to a missed property tax payment. Naaman Brown (talk) 21:32, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

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Blacklisted Link Doesn't Work[edit]

When I clicked on the blacklisted link mentioned above on Jan. 3, 2014, a page headed "The page cannot be found" appeared. Teblick (talk) 03:49, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Request to merge the Sergeant William Preston article into this (Challenge of the Yukon) article received at Merger request noticeboard. Discussion here. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 17:49, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Probably. There are three secondary sources, but I'm not sure if they're reliable, they're all from the same site, and they're not being used for reception. The article's text also doesn't show a great deal of promise for non-redundancy from the work. Tezero (talk) 15:35, 12 April 2014 (UTC)