December 2014 archive

Tidbit Histories – Santa Claus Comes of Age

At 40, a teacher of classical studies named Moore had written little of value.  But, in 1823 he recited a poem as a Christmas gift for his children. Unbeknownst to the author, the poem was transcribed by an enchanted house guest and sent off to a New York newspaper. On December 23, 1823, the Troy …

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