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The Official Holiday World Podcast adds an in-between mini-episode to delve more deeply into the story of renowned artist Lewis Sorensen (1910-1985).

The Official Holiday World Podcast adds an in-between mini-episode to delve more deeply into the story of renowned artist Lewis Sorensen (1910-1985).

Taken June 2002. This is a picture with me (mom), my son Kyler (in my lap-age 1 1/2 at the time), and Derek (on Santa's lap-age 5). Westfield, Indiana.

Taken June 2002. This is a picture with me (mom), my son Kyler (in my lap-age 1 1/2 at the time), and Derek (on Santa's lap-age 5). Westfield, Indiana.

1961 visit to Santa Claus Land, My great grandma and grandpa (from Erin Elliott)

1961 visit to Santa Claus Land, My great grandma and grandpa (from Erin Elliott)

"Mitochondrial Eve" is estimated to have lived between 99,000 and 200,000 years ago, most likely in East Africa, when Homo sapiens (anatomically modern humans) were developing as a population distinct from other human sub-species. All living humans are descended from this one specific African woman. The dating for "Eve" was a blow to the multiregional hypothesis and a boost to the theory of the origin and dispersion of modern humans from Africa.

"Mitochondrial Eve" is estimated to have lived between 99,000 and 200,000 years ago, most likely in East Africa, when Homo sapiens (anatomically modern humans) were developing as a population distinct from other human sub-species. All living humans are descended from this one specific African woman. The dating for "Eve" was a blow to the multiregional hypothesis and a boost to the theory of the origin and dispersion of modern humans from Africa.

HoliBlog video: Celebrating Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial's 50th Anniversary in HD

HoliBlog video: Celebrating Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial's 50th Anniversary in HD

Just wanted to share this photo from long ago.  It's me (as Arte Williams), Santa (as Himself) and Happy Kellems (also as Himself). The photo was taken near the end of the season 1973.

Just wanted to share this photo from long ago. It's me (as Arte Williams), Santa (as Himself) and Happy Kellems (also as Himself). The photo was taken near the end of the season 1973.

HoliBlog "One veteran's story": Jim Yellig in 1914, the year he became Santa Claus

HoliBlog "One veteran's story": Jim Yellig in 1914, the year he became Santa Claus

This is my favorite photo with Santa that I have in my possession. The little girl is my mom probably around 6 or 7 in the late '60s early '70s at the original Santa Claus Land.

This is my favorite photo with Santa that I have in my possession. The little girl is my mom probably around 6 or 7 in the late '60s early '70s at the original Santa Claus Land.

HoliBlog: 1965 photo with Santa by Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, via Flickr

HoliBlog: 1965 photo with Santa by Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, via Flickr

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