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2019 National Christmas Tree, illuminated
100 Years of the National Christmas Tree

The National Christmas Tree is often measured in numbers. Over 13,000 feet (or 2.5 miles) of lights strung end-to-end, 63,750 individual LED bulbs, and 400+ ornaments. This season’s ceremony commemorates another number – the 100th lighting of the National Christmas Tree.

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    Part of the Subaru-funded Don’t Feed the Landfills Initiative, Yosemite’s composting and fuel cylinder diversion and recycling programs have grown tremendously over the last year. One woman, Tina Moseley, leads the charge.

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    Preserving Pullman
    NPF and Union Pacific Railroad commemorate over 100 years of labor history in Chicago's Pullman community.
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