For the second straight year, Minerd.com presents an unusual, almost 100-year-old image of Santa Claus on the cover of the Missouri Pacific Lines (MOPAC) railroad company magazine. Cousin Edward Harlan "E.H." McReynolds, the grandson of Missouri pioneers, was its longtime editor until his tragic demise during the depths of the Great Depression.
Based in St. Louis, the MOPAC was a small regional midwestern railroad which dramatically expanded in the 1920s and '30s. Edwin was hired in 1923 as assistant to the president and director of publicity-advertising. Over the span of his 14-year career, among other roles, he served as editor of the company magazine, and his name graced the masthead of each and every issue. Edward once wrote of his gratification in the "continuous publication of what has come to be widely acclaimed as one of the outstanding employe magazines in America." View the MOPAC magazine archive on Minerd.com >>>
This issue was printed in December 1926; last year's was the December 1927 issue. Minerd.com shares in wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.