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1957 National Christmas Tree

 
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Boreal Walker
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: 1957 National Christmas Tree Reply with quote

So, I am trying to figure out where the 1957 National Christmas Tree was cut down from. I know it is somewhere in Northern MN. Anyone up in the frozen tundra spotted a sign while grabbing random caches?

National Christmas Trees
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this years tree at http://thenationaltree.org/

With that many lights, why even bother killing a real tree? Build a steel frame in the shape of a tree.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try these people: http://www.mncta.com/
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schmittfamily
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wikipedia entry sources: "Christmas Tree Picked for Fete." Washington Post - November 21, 1957 for the Minnesota entry. No idea if it has the exact location (The Washington Post want $4 to view it) but it was on page B11 if you can find a copy of the newspaper.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://coord.info/GC1HB6P

1977
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uffda320
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know anything about that tree...but, the 2014 tree will be coming from up here! I'll have to place a cache where they cut that tree.
http://www.upnorthexplorer.com/2014-capital-christmas-tree-coming-from-chippewa-national-forest/
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Boreal Walker
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:
http://coord.info/GC1HB6P

1977


Nice, Looks like I will have to take a summer hike here.
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:
http://coord.info/GC1HB6P

1977


Wow, hard to believe nobody's been there since I found it almost two years ago.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
King Boreas wrote:
http://coord.info/GC1HB6P

1977


Wow, hard to believe nobody's been there since I found it almost two years ago.


It's not a p 'n g

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202989913693421&l=a4d7913f59
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arrow http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/cache/log/3e9bf4eb-6026-4d68-a815-7acd1bfeb6fd.jpg?rnd=0.87235
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Trekkin' and Birdin'
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like our kind of cache...thanks BW for the original question that led to this one! It's on our "caches of interest" bookmark now. Sooner or later, we plan trips around those.
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