U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree visits Oklahoma City

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, a towering Engelmann spruce, was at Myriad Botanical Gardens for one hour Friday in Oklahoma City.
by Ken Raymond Published: November 17, 2012
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A 73-foot-tall Engelmann spruce destined to be the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree paused for an hour Friday in Oklahoma City.

The mammoth tree, taken from the White River National Forest in Colorado, is in the midst of a 24-day journey to Washington, D.C. It will arrive on Nov. 26.

The tree will be...

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by Ken Raymond
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Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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