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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

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By The Staff

In late September, 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the editor of the New York Sun with a very important question weighing heavily on her mind: Is there a Santa Claus? The response has since become the the most reprinted newspaper editorial in history, and here at the Democrat, we couldn’t agree more with its message.

"DEARee^EDITOR: I am 8 years old.

"Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

"Papa says, 'If you see it in The Sun it's so.'


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