Updated: Sep 15, 2020
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Lola “Lotta” Crabtree grew up in Grass Valley, California. She was a child star, became famous in the mining camps, toured the world as a dancer, singer, musician, actress, and comedian, from 1847-1924. After more than 30 years as a star and hard-working touring performer, Lotta retired in 1891 a very wealthy woman, thanks to her enduring popularity and smart investments. At the time of her death, she had $4 million dollars. Half of her fortune went to veterans, and the other half went to out-of-work actors, recently released convicts and the SPCA.
In her obituary, the New York Times called her the "eternal child". She was described by critics as mischievous, unpredictable, impulsive, rattlebrained, teasing, piquant, rollicking, cheerful and devilish.
Lotta's Fountain is a historical fountain located at the intersection of Market Street, where Geary and Kearny Streets connect in downtown San Francisco, California. It was commissioned by Lotta in 1875 as a gift to the city of San Francisco.