Santa Claus Is Dead!

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Santa Claus aka Santa Claus Acres December 19, 2016

Santa Claus
aka Santa Claus Acres
December 19, 2016

OK, maybe Santa really isn’t dead. But judging from the condition of the town that bears his name, he might be on life support. Either that or, due to the “war on Christmas”, he found he could no longer sustain more than one home and chose the North Pole over this one.

Santa's Land Office December 19, 2016

Santa’s Land Office
December 19, 2016

Santa Claus (also known as Santa Claus Acres)[ is an uninhabited desert town in Mohave County, Arizona. Originating in 1937, the popularity of Santa Claus went into decline in the 1970s. In July 1983, owner Tony Wilcox unsuccessfully offered to sell Santa Claus for $95,000, which was reduced to $52,500 by 1988. All remaining operating businesses in the town closed in 1995. Today, only two vandalized homes remain and the area has been fenced off.

Santa Claus AZ 86401 December 19, 2016

Santa Claus AZ 86401
December 19, 2016

Hopefully, Santa himself can still afford to visit you this holiday season. I have it on good authority that he is still healthy and still very much alive – to those who believe.

Unfortunately, Elvis has left the building!

For further, very interesting, reading please check out the Wikipedia link here.

Merry Christmas to all.

And to all a good night!

 

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29 thoughts on “Santa Claus Is Dead!

    1. Gee, I understand Santa had a lactose intolerance and was trying to lose weight so I haven’t left him milk and cookies in years. Maybe that’s why he’s been ignoring me. And I would leave the wine out but he’s got to drive. 🙂 Guess it will have to be a print of mine!

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          1. Hahah- maybe – but i think he likes st Augustine or the gulf side – I have actually been to the Christmas, FL and it is lackluster -.well of it is the same one you are referring to – have been there many times – it is on the main highway (route 50) between Orlando and Titusville and back in the early 90s had some friends who would drive the 30 minutes to mail their holiday cards from “Christmas” FL….

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  1. Great pics! And great interesting story! Thank you Emilio, I always learn something you when I visit your blog 😊
    And… BUON NATALE! Funny how your surname is tuned to Easter instead, I guess you prefer it to Xmas?

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