Friday, December 20, 2013

Fact of the Day: Presidential Christmas

The first official Christmas tree of the United States (known as the national Christmas tree) originated back in 1923. The tree was given light personally by President Calvin Coolidge. 

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  1. I would have liked to have been there for the lighting.

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  2. the tree in my city's centre still looks that modest almost a hundred years later :(

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  3. That's a pretty sparse string of lights on it -- nothing compared to modern trees!

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  4. I think it's a great tradition!

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  5. Christmas at the White House must be fun!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  6. It looks like a cold Christmas.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  7. Coolidge, the guy who Will Rogers said looked like he'd been weened on a pickle, lit the first tree? I wonder if that cheered him up.

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  8. I agree with the others about the sparse decorations. I like how simple it looks.

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  10. Seems a lot of interesting things
    happened in the 20s. Most
    fashion-related classics date
    back to that era.

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  11. I didn't know this either. Happy Christmas, Adam!

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