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Marguerite Santa returns to RS museum Monday


December 4, 2019

David Martin

The "Marguerite Santa," a staple of Christmas for many Sweetwater County residents remembering the piece at Marguerite Gift Shop in Rock Springs, is on display at the Rock Springs Historical Museum throughout December. The display can be seen at the firehouse window at the museum from 6:30-7:30 p.m., nightly.

The iconic red suit is a giveaway for who it is, but it isn't often people see the big man sitting at an organ.

The Marguerite Santa returned to the Rock Springs Historical Museum Monday for the museum's annual Christmas display at the building's firehouse window.

The display was originally seen at the front window of the Marguerite Gift Shop in Rock Springs from the mid 1940s until 1977. The shop closed in 1978.

Generations of residents remember looking at the mechanical, music-playing display during shopping trips in Rock Springs, with a few residents seeing it as a sign Christmas seas...

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