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1964 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree | by USCapitol
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1964 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

A Douglas Fir from Birdsboro, Pennsylvania arrives on the West Front lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building.


The tree was intended to be a permanent Christmas tree and was decorated and lighted each year through 1967.


Unfortunately, a combination of factors, including a severe wind storm in the spring of 1967 and root damage, caused the tree to die in 1968; it was removed in the same year.


Read more about this tradition and the AOC role supporting it.



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Taken in November 1964