Capitol Christmas tree makes a stop in Knoxville

The 80-foot Engelmann spruce was cut down in the Payette National Forest, Idaho, on November 2 and began it's 3-thousand mile journey to the D.C., making several stops along the way.

The Christmas tree bound for the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. made a stop in Knoxville Wednesday during its cross-country trip to the nation's capitol. 

The tree arrived Wednesday afternoon and stopped on the Clinch Avenue bridge in World's Fair Park. It was expected to stay until about 7 p.m. The tree is being carried on a long trailer covered by a housing that has windows in it so the public can see the tree. 

The 80-foot Engelmann spruce was cut down in the Payette National Forest, Idaho, on Nov. 2 and began it's 3,000 mile journey to the D.C., making several stops along the way.

What's called the "People's Tree" will be decorated with thousands of ornaments created by Idahoans. It will be officially lit on Dec. 6.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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