A Stockton Christmas, Box 73, Dec 1948


December 28, 1948 was something special for the kids, and adults, of Stockton.

Children on the Golden State Bears at the Stockton Civic Memorial Center, Dec 28. 1948, Downtown Stockton

Next few images show us the anticipation, and Joel is playing this little game building the tension up through images.

The other aspect of these images is, find your grandparents in this bunch ! We don’t always appreciate that they were kids at one point in time, and we don’t have necessarily images of their youth.

We’re all waiting ! Dec 28, 1948, Downtown Stockton
Are we there yet ? Dec 28, 1948, Downtown Stockton
Cone on … Dec 28, 1948, Downtown Stockton
What is it ? Dec 28, 1948, Downtown Stockton
I can see it !!! Dec 289, 1948, Downtown Stockton
Santa Claus coming to town ! Dec 28, 1948
Santa Claus coming to town ! Dec 28, 1948

Santa Claus left his sleigh at home and flew in on a helicopter, waving at the kids in an open canopy.

Santa Claus, Courtesy Stockton Chamber of Commerce, 1948

This must have been quite the surprize and spectacle at the time. Joel printed all the above images.

Cheers !


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