Capitol Christmas Tree

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While I was in Las Vegas celebrating with the soon to be bride, at home they were celebrating a very prestigious & exciting event - especially from our small town! 

(I edited this from the press release) For the first time in the 46-year history of the Capitol Christmas Tree, Wyoming has been selected for the honor of providing the tree from the Bridger - Teton National Forest that will grace the front lawn of the United States Capitol. The tree was cut, loaded, covered and prepped for travel on Saturday in my hometown of Jackson Hole. It will now be toured across the state of Wyoming before heading east to the U.S. Capitol. In late November, the tree will be delivered to the U.S. Capitol, where it will be lowered into 5-foot deep hole, strung with lights, and decorated with thousands of handcrafted ornaments made by Wyomingites from across the State. In December, the Speaker of the House will light the tree and showcase Wyoming's historical, cultural and natural beauty.

Enjoy these photos of this beautiful tree as it goes on a journey from Wyoming to Washington!


Olimpia Elide said...

WOW! That's a big Christmas tree! In Italy, in my house, I usually prepare a little tree...Just to celebrate the atmosphere; But this..this is handsome!

Katie said...

I think that is so neat! I for one have never seen anything like it! The pictures are awesome :)