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SOHS 14170 Santa Helicopter Medford 1968

SOHS 14170 Santa Helicopter Medford 1968

The day after Thanksgiving traditionally marks the start of the Christmas shopping season and is often celebrated by a grand parade to welcome the arrival of Santa Claus. In 1968, Santa decided to spare his reindeer the effort of a journey from the North Pole to Medford and traveled via “Santa Copter” instead, to the delight of the many children who turned out to greet him. A perusal of old newspaper ads reveals that the cost of toys has seen a substantial increase over the years while some Christmas decorations (such as midget light strings) are actually less expensive now.

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