Talk:Wall Drug

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Possible plagarism[edit]

The first few paragraphs of this article bear a striking resemblance to a couple paragraphs in Chris Anderson's new book, Free. Because the article has no references, it should be rewritten or cited. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.23.5.132 (talk) 03:06, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Haha. Just saw this comment. It subsequently came out that Anderson lifted text from wikipedia for his book.--Milowent (talk) 17:35, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Don't mean to drown you, ummmm... actually yes i do, but here is something without ability to be plagiarized: My account of my visit there on a cross country trip with my mom at 6 or 7 years old going to Ontario, Canada, just me and her on the wild road.....

And just so you know, the Wall family has no association with the business other than similarity by their Surname being part of the Business Name and title. lol.


Anonymous input of actual visit ~1977 as via point during cross country road trip to Ontario, Canada. - Wall Drug was a lot more novelty than would be expected. Plenty of western figure's added to benches, a real live "add-a-quarter" and quick-draw the gunslinger robot before he get's you game. They very distinctly explain that in that time and age, they held the reputation of being the nations largest Drug Store operating as a business. It was a real pharmacy at some point, I think it was recently converted to tourism in the near-past to this point of ~1977-1978, I know for sure there was huge Gift Shop and a large selection of ancillary items for sale. I will try to locate post-cards in our scrapbooks stored away, and scan for upload here. In the postcards and pics, you will see inside/outside of it in the 70s, it looked more thematic to me then as a youth. I found it most intriguing, especially now, because at 7 years old I did not know whom was the owner. I thought it was our family friends of the Surname Wall. One of his oddities of amusement that abstained his resistance to worldly insanity. I know now, and won't make the same mistake twice when discussing with anyone, as I can not dodge the comment, and simply explain that it was owned by [], and this is what it was like in the 70s. No need to worry about not understanding roles.I'm just joking should this make it to them, but when visiting them, and a slightly older kid my age around, i strangely became human by the nurple factor. (Laughing). Now that I know the true owners of the business, I can thank them for a brief childhood memory that has withstood a lifetime of recollection and thought over the last 38 years. I truly thought Larry owned it. But as modest as he was, i'm sure he would of told me about it while kicking my ass in ping pong during teen years. lol.

I hope someone can eventually take all i input to it, and create something nice for the family that made something out of nothing, that all whom are fond of nostalgia and domestic travelling values as a part of America's Maturing state... even today it dynamically unfolds just like a swell in the open sea, just like a dust storm in the afternoon sun of death valley in southern california. bye all. You may contact me with further questions at: blu_eyedfella@msn.com (Gabe) — Preceding unsigned comment added by LeCountDeLePew (talkcontribs) 13:35, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Proposal for Section: References in Popular Culture[edit]

In the space exploration computergame SAIS the player may encounter the artifact "Platinum Time Capsule" wich is described as "A platinum canister with a screw-top lid. It contains several laser viewcubes and a digital hyperwave advertisement: Only 2374.6 light years to Wall Drug". (SAIS is a great game, but I'm tired of admins deleting information because it's not deemed valuable enough so I won't start an article about it.) --BjKa (talk) 18:18, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

"500 miles of billboards"[edit]

What's that supposed to mean? Are they contiguous? Is that the sum when they're laid end to end? Maybe a wording of "so and so many billboards spread over a stretch of so and so many miles" would be a better description? --BjKa (talk) 10:56, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

I've fixed this to read a bit better. <sidenote>And, oh man. Coming from somebody who lives along the I-90 corridor in South Dakota, you have no idea how annoying these things are.</sidenote> TCN7JM 12:25, 9 August 2013 (UTC)