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General Custer Visits St. Mary's

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A historical figure visited St. Mary's junior kindergarten and kindergarten classes today in a different get-up than he normally wears.

General George Armstrong Custer dressed as Father Christmas, giving the children a quick history lesson about helping Santa deliver gifts to the boys and girls of North Dakota during the 1860's. He also read them a story and gave everyone a small treat.

"Teach the little guys to always be appreciative for anyone who comes into the classroom, any guests," says teacher Cassandra Becker. "It's a life skill and a social skill that they should know into their life. So, why not make a thank you card for General Custer?"

The visit lasted less than 10 minutes, but teachers say the children will remember the experience for a long time.

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