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This photo was taken of my brother and me on a 1958 visit to Santa's Village near Los Angeles, at Skyforest, near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. We lived just south of San Francisco at the time, but all the relatives were in the Los Angelas area, so every year we'd make our annual Christmas trip to LA. As you can see by the clock overhead, Christmas is fast approaching!