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    Elizabeth Burke reads a letter addressed to Santa before drafting a reply on Tuesday in Portland.

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    Volunteers in the Portland area will try to respond to about 1,400 letters sent to Santa Claus in Maine.

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    Postal volunteers from the Portland area send replies to letters addressed to Santa Claus and collected over the holiday season from throughout the state of Maine.

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    Operation Santa informally began in 1912 when Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local postmasters to allow postal employees and citizens.

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