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'Most beautiful' Capitol Christmas starts journey to Washington D.C.


November 7, 2018

WORKERS carefully lower the 80-foot noble fir onto a truck bed after it was cut Friday morning.

Deep in the Willamette National Forest but only 30 miles from the heart of Sweet Home, a caravan of vehicles wound its way Friday morning, Nov. 2, along a muddy road that led to the secret location of the chosen "Find Your Trail" Capitol Christmas Tree.

For decades, probably close to half a century, the tree had grown untouched and unnoticed until it was selected in August by a representative of the office of the Architect of the Capitol. Friday a crowd of 50 visitors, along with various dignitaries, gathered to watch and celebrate its raison d'etre.

The 80-foot noble fir tree was cut and...

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