Fairy Tale Motherlode

The second annual Tacoma Fairyland and Christmas Parade was held on November 29, 1935. This tall Mother Goose figure with her billowing blue hoop skirt was actually a float. She was so tall that she could nod to the spectators in the second floor windows of the buildings she passed.This parade was the kick off for the Christmas toy shopping season.Thousands of bright eyed Tacoma youngsters turned out to see their favorite Fairy Tale characters.

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