Nov 13, 2012 12:22 AM by David Ortiviz

Capitol Christmas Tree stops in La Junta

Tuesday morning the Capitol Christmas Tree will be leaving Colorado and starting its cross-country journey to Washington D.C. This year the tree came from Colorado and it made its last stop in our state in the town of La Junta.

The 73-foot tall tree was already packed and loaded, but residents crowded around a semi truck to get a sneak peek of the tree and its 5,000 decorations.

The Englemann Spruce was harvested near the town of Meeker last month. This is the third time Colorado has supplied this Christmas icon for our nation's capitol.

People in La Junta celebrated the event with a visit from Santa. They also enjoyed Christmas Carols and Native American dancing.



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