yes, virginia, there is a santa claus

Perhaps you have seen this before as it is one of the most reprinted newspaper editorials.  On September 21, 1897, an eight year old named Virginia wrote to a newspaper called The Sun asking if Santa was real.  Francis Pharcellus Church posted the following: 

Original article posted from the Newseum, Arlington, VA


So very true.  Merry Christmas.

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One Comment on “yes, virginia, there is a santa claus”

  1. shawncita Says:

    I always love to read this!

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