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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.
Golden Gate Park was home to several refugee camps in the aftermath of the '06 Quake & Fire. Richmond District historian John Freeman joins the Pod to share his extensive research on the Park sites that sheltered thousands of San Franciscans. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Apr 17, 2021)