Tag Archives: Santa Claus

Nov. 7, 1947: Santa Makes Second Appearance in Downtown L.A.

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.. You might want to clip and save this for the next time someone complains that the Christmas season comes earlier every year. Santa was a well-traveled … Continue reading

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Christmas in Los Angeles, 1913

Dec. 13, 1913: Santa Claus visits the 400 students at Castelar Street School and “spoke six languages,” according to The Times. Several little girls who had never possessed dollies before in their short lives were the recipients of lovely ones, … Continue reading

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It was a kinder, simpler time

Oct. 28, 1957Los Angeles The Christmas ads start earlier every year! I remember when the merchants at least used to wait until after Halloween! When I was a kid, you didn’t see Christmas ads until after Thanksgiving!! Christmas has gotten … Continue reading

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