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#ThrowbackThursday: Mailmen get early start collecting Santa letters

About 20 postmen gather beneath a tinsel tree to promote their upcoming efforts of collecting letters to Santa during the 1961 Oklahoma City Christmas parade. This photo was published in The Daily Oklahoman on Nov. 21, 1961, still two days before Thanksgiving that year. The letter carriers would be toting their mailbags as they walked the parade route, allowing young onlookers to mail their wishes to St. Nick. [MANDELL MATHESON/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
About 20 postmen gather beneath a tinsel tree to promote their upcoming efforts of collecting letters to Santa during the 1961 Oklahoma City Christmas parade. This photo was published in The Daily Oklahoman on Nov. 21, 1961, still two days before Thanksgiving that year. The letter carriers would be toting their mailbags as they walked the parade route, allowing young onlookers to mail their wishes to St. Nick. [MANDELL MATHESON/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @TheOklahoman_, and “Like” us at Facebook.com/TheOklahoman for more historical photos.

Linda Lynn, News Research Editor

Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

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