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Sierra goes to Washington

First Lady Laura Bush shows off the White House Christmas Tree, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, in the Blue Room at the White House in Washington. Mrs. Bush gave journalists a tour to view this year's decorations, the theme is Holiday in the National Parks.
First Lady Laura Bush shows off the White House Christmas Tree, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, in the Blue Room at the White House in Washington. Mrs. Bush gave journalists a tour to view this year's decorations, the theme is Holiday in the National Parks. AP

There is a little piece of the Sierra hanging in the White House. Ornaments designed for the nation's parks adorn the White House Christmas tree this year. The theme is "Holiday in the National Parks." Among the decorations is the Yosemite National Park ornament. First lady Laura Bush shows off the tree, which is in the Blue Room of the White House. According to information on the White House Web site, a Christmas Tree was first decorated there on Dec. 25, 1889. President Benjamin Harrison's grandchildren Benjamin and Mary McKee were among those who got to see the tree in the Oval Room. The tree was decorated with candles. There were stockings hanging from the mantel, and gifts were handed out to the family and staff members.

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