775 letters written to Santa Claus by children living in eastern North Carolina in 1964. The letters were sent to NBC affiliate
WITN-TV (Channel 7) in Wilmington, NC, which had promised to forward the letters on to Santa. Many were addressed specifically
to Witney the Hobo, a clown who appeared on WITN's afternoon children's program, "The Funny Page". Most of the letters are
The letters were written during the United States' early involvement in the Vietnam conflict; in November of 1964 President
Lyndon Johnson approved the escalation of bombing in North Vietnam. North Carolina was home to numerous military bases, and
this was a time of great uncertainty for many military families living the area.
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