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Mini 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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