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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 443: Santa Claus Association
Unlike today's SantaCon, Mabel Hawkin's Santa Claus Association does not involve scores of drunken Kris Kringles. Instead, the Association was a charity group that distributed thousands of gifts to San Francisco's children. This week, Nicole and Michael provide the inspiring story behind this groundbreaking endeavor.
- Dec 25, 2021
(above) Polo Fields, 1912
[Christmas tree and celebration Golden Gate Park. First open air festivities in San Francisco] Crowd milling around fence and artificial tree.
The 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition in Golden Gate Park remade not only the park, but the Richmond and Sunset districts. Midway monkeys are discussed. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jan 4, 2014)