Santa Claus? Yes, Santa Claus. There’s a town called Santa Claus in Indiana. How awesome is that!? According to Wikipedia, Santa Claus was established in 1854 and known as Santa Fe (pronounced “fee”). In 1856, when the town was working to establish a post office, the USPS refused their first application as there was already a Santa Fe established with the USPS. Several town meetings were held, during which the name Santa Claus was selected.
The town has the world’s only post office to bear the name of Santa Claus. Because of this popular name, the post office receives thousands of letters to Santa from all over the world each year. A group of volunteers known as Santa’s Elves ensures each child receives a reply from Santa Claus; this tradition has been in existence since at least 1914.
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O’Neal, thank you for the wonderful postcard!! :)