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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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Christmas past

Dec. 21, 1944
Los Angeles


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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