Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society
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In 1959 a 70-foot white spruce tree from Presque Isle was selected to become the National Christmas tree in Washington D.C. The tree was from the farm of Alice Kimball on Parson Road.
The tree became the 1959 National Community Christmas Tree in the Christmas Pageant of Peace, in Washington D.C.
In the background is the crane used to lower the tree after cutting to minimize damage.
About This Item
- Title: Christmas Tree being cut down, Presque Isle, 1959
- Creator: Presque Isle Area Chamber of Commerce
- Creation Date: 1959
- Subject Date: 1959
- Location: Presque Isle, Aroostook County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 8 cm
- Local Code: PI21238
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Maine Public Service Company
- Cranes, derricks, etc.--Maine--Presque Isle
- Tree felling--Maine--Presque Isle
- Community service--Maine--Presque Isle
- Construction equipment
- White spruce
- Christmas decorations
- Christmas trees--Washington, D.C.
- Christmas trees--Maine--Presque Isle
For more information about this item, contact:Presque Isle Historical Society
PO Box 285, Presque Isle, ME 04769
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