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Re: Lotta's Fountain and Luisa Tetrazzini


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Posted by John Martini on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 16:12:49 :

In Reply to: Lotta's Fountain and Luisa Tetrazzini posted by Jim Eilers on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 13:45:30 :

: I would like to the date that Lotta Crabtree contributed Lotta's fountain to San Francisco : (Market Street). It is on the fountain, but I am not near there. Also I would like to know : the date when Luisa Tetrazzini sang there and why? To console survivors of the 1906 Earthquake?

Try these web sites for info on "Lottie's Pump":

http://sanfrancisco.about.com/od/attractionsandactivities/ss/lottas_fountain.htm

http://baseportal.com/cgi-bin/baseportal.pl?htx=/zpub2000/sfentries&cmd=list&range=0,50&Title~=L&cmd=all&Id=18

The date of Tetrazzini's concert was Christmas Eve 1910 -- four years after the quake. Supposedly she gave the free concert to resolve a contract dispute with Oscar Hammerstein, and gave a free performance for 300,000 appreciative San Franciscans at the base of the fountain.






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