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  • History Roundup 760: Some Christmas Weirdness December 26, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups , trackback

    Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (R) shakes hands with Republican nominee Donald Trump during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. / AFP / Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Today’s links follow

    1) Christmas in North America: US

    2) First Christmas Trees: Town Squares

    3) Killer Christmas Trees: the Sitting Room

    4) Killing Christmas: US largely

    5) Lost Letters Santa: Postoffice (what an extraordinary historical resource)

    and from the archives

    6) Burning Libraries

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    Other links: Historical Coincidences