Saturday, November 24, 2012

Virtual Postcard from Indiana-The Town of Santa Claus

Yes, there actually is a town called Santa Claus, Indiana. It's relatively easy to find the 47579 zip code, which is in the southwestern part of the state. The town of some 2,000 residents is located off the busy I-64 highway, which is one of longest east-west roads in America.

The town's logo is: "Celebrate Christmas every day of the year here." It is the only juridiction with the name Santa Claus in the world, and Christmas cards from children around the world are sent here as is apparently the case with North Pole, Alaska.

Heritage High School is the local high school in a town that was originally named Santa Fe, which was changed because of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

We passed Indiana several days ago on our own east-west roadtrip.

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