The first decorated Christmas trees displayed in America were in Bethlehem (1747), Easton (1816), Lancaster County (1821), York (1823), Harrisburg (1823), or Philadelphia (1825), all in Pennsylvania; Boston (1832) or perhaps in St. Clair County, Illinois (1833); Circleville (1838), Wooster (1847), or Cleveland (1815) or all in Ohio (1851); Williamsburg, Virginia (1842) or Farmington, Iowa (1845). The records are imperfect, and each area claims a “first tree.”


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