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Main Street: Idaho Christmas tree graces US Capitol

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is lit up during a ceremony on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington Tuesday. The Capitol Christmas Tree is an 80-foot Engelmann Spruce from the Payette National Forest in Idaho. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is lit up during a ceremony on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington Tuesday. The Capitol Christmas Tree is an 80-foot Engelmann Spruce from the Payette National Forest in Idaho. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

In November, sisters Patricia and Marion Richardson, along with hundreds of onlookers, had a grand time when Idaho’s Capitol Christmas Tree stopped in Coeur d’Alene enroute to D.C. This past week the pair were visiting family in our nation’s capitol and had the opportunity to see the 80-foot-tall spruce all set up and ready for the official lighting. Patricia said it weathered the cross-country trip well and looked wonderful on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol/Kerri Thoreson, Main Street, Coeur d'Alene Press. Kerri's complete Main Street column here.




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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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