FIRST - Santa Claus School - Albion, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
N 43° 14.211 W 078° 13.534
17T E 725274 N 4790854
Quick Description: First Santa Claus training school opens in Albion, NY. The marker can be found at 13849 Phipps Road.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/17/2010 10:14:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM8809
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
Views: 7

Long Description:

"SANTA CLAUS"

CHARLES W. HOWARD 1896 - 1966
IN 1937 HE ESTABLISHED HERE
A WORLD FAMOUS SANTA CLAUS
SCHOOL, THE FIRST OF ITS
KIND &1953 CHRISTMAS PARK

MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE SANTA CLAUS

Information from the website mentioned below:

In 1937, resident Charlie Howard established a world famous Santa Claus School at his Albion farmhouse, the first school of its kind. He was considered the Dean of the Santa Claus School with a worldwide reputation for turning out top-notch St. Nicks.
In 1953 Charlie Howard opened Christmas Park at his farmhouse in Albion. It remained a popular year-round destination until its closing in 1965.
Charlie Howard was the first nationally televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Santa Claus and held that gig for 17 years.
In 1946 Charlie Howard was the technical advisor for the original motion picture, Miracle On 34th Street.

FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1937

More Information - Web URL: [Web Link]

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