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WITN-TV letters to Santa Claus
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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 unopened.
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.
2.81 Linear Feet 2 boxes
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