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 Post subject: Re: Cracker Jack Trivia
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:07 pm 
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Well, I guess, the best place to start is with with the Chicago newspaper from the 40's. It may take me a few years to get back with the answer, so be patient. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cracker Jack Trivia
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:12 pm 
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Hi All,
Geez, where have I been, didn't even know this forum existed! (Yea, I have to get a life!)
Luke, you are doing a fabulous job. Thank you so much!

If you need them I'm sure I can dig up a few extras of my CJ prizes... :D ...just let me know where to send them.

Well, since I just got done work and I'm fried to a crisp, mentally I'll sign off but best regards to all!

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 Post subject: Re: Cracker Jack Trivia
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:12 pm 
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CJCAANNIE wrote:
If you need them I'm sure I can dig up a few extras of my CJ prizes... :D ...just let me know where to send them.

Ann,
Welcome to the boards. If you have a photo of the prize, please post it, and tell us the back story. I'd love to hear it, :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cracker Jack Trivia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:45 pm 
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Here is what I know about WW 2 prizes in boxes. A man wrote to me once who had been stationed in Greenland or Iceland during the war. He said his Commander always made sure that lots of Cracker Jack was always ordered for the men. The soldiers would enclose the prizes in letters sent home as a way of keeping in closer touch with their children. Nice touch!


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 Post subject: Re: Cracker Jack Trivia
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:15 am 
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Oh, Harriet, what a touching story. I can't help but think the children who received those prizes must have been thrilled. Thank you for sharing such a precious reminder of what Cracker Jack prizes have meant to people throughout their history.

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 Post subject: Re: Cracker Jack Trivia
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:09 pm 
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Luke wrote:
2. What year did Cracker Jack first started putting prizes in paper wrappers?

From 1948 onward the company wrapped every prize individually.
Found on page 52, Cracker Jack Prizes by Alex Jaramarillo.

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