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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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Christmas past


Dec. 21, 1944
Los Angeles

 

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Photograph by the Los Angeles Times

Huntington Park Postmaster George J. Nevin observes high school students hired to help deliver an unprecedented volume of Christmas mail. On a recent day, the Huntington Park post office canceled 250,000 letters and packages, handled 50,000 packages and sold $5,000 ($56,319.06 USD 2006) in War Bonds, The Times said.
 
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