Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (E) Edgar, James
A native of Edinburgh, he opened a
department store in Brockton, MA. During the Christmas season of 1890
Edgar went to the store in Costume and played the part of Santa. Within
days of his original appearance trains were bringing children to Brockton
from as far away as Boston and Providence. Within a few years Santa was
appearing in stores all over the U.S., just as he does today.
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