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O Christmas Trees

December 2, 2012
By GLYNIS VALENTI - Staff Writer ( , Times Leader

"Its decorations shall be superb, superfine, superfrostical, shnockagastical, double refined, mill' twill'd made of Dog's Wool, Swingling Tow, and Posnum fur; which cannot fail to gratisfy taste." This was a meeting announcement in a York, Pa. newspaper on Dec. 23, 1823 describing a "Kris Kringle tree," and, spelling differences aside, is one of the earliest literary mentions of an American Christmas tree.



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