Similarities between Christmas 1917 and Christmas 1990 are brought into focus at Utah State University's Jensen Living Historical Farm this year, according to graduate student Steve Repic.

"The Jensen Farm presents life on a 1917-era farm," Repic said. "By Christmas 1917, America had been involved in the first world war only two months. Grassroots campaigns were established to send letters to troops in Europe. Today, the same sort of effort has been established to send letters to military personnel serving in Saudi Arabia."As part of Christmas activities this year at the Jensen Farm, between Dec. 8 and 15, a station will be set up for people to write letters or cards to those serving in the military. A list will be available, with names broken down by local hometown. Christmas activities at the Jensen Living Historical Farm will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The farm is six miles southwest of Logan on U.S. 89-91 and is operated by Utah State University. Admission is $5 per family, $2 for adults, $1 for senior citizens and 50 cents for children. For more information call 245-4064.