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Omdahl: Yes, Virginia, there still is a Santa Claus

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In 1897 – 116 years ago – eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father if there was a Santa Claus. He passed the buck to the editors of the New York Sun where veteran newsman Francis Church responded with an editorial called ‘Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.”

Church told Virginia that her unbelieving friends were wrong because “they have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age.

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