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. 

21 comments:

Cloudia said...

ALOHA to YOU
from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^=

Christine said...

Interesting.

Bob Bushell said...

The first one????????????

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Must have been an exciting moment.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Almost 100 years

DEZMOND said...

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

Margaret D said...

That's a lovely fact Adam.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know that!!

Dana said...

I think it's a great tradition!

Mama Zen said...

I like the tradition.

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Christmas at the White House must be fun!

Rowena @ rolala loves

FilipBlog said...

It looks like a cold Christmas.

Greetings,
Filip

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

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Anonymous said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

Nice Christmas fact!!!!

Kay said...

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