Capitol Christmas tree

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree begins cross-nation journey

During its journey from Montana to the nation’s capital, the tree will make stops in communities in Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri and Kentucky before completing the trip on Monday, Nov. 27, when it will be delivered to the U.S. Capitol.

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Owner-operator delivers Capitol Christmas Tree after 4,000-mile trip in Kenworth T680

Driver Gary Amoth, owner of the 120-truck Gary Amoth Trucking in Twin Falls, Idaho, transported the 80-foot Englemann spruce in his specially-decaled Kenworth T680 from Idaho to the Capitol. The tree’s tour included 27 stops between Idaho and D.C.

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Scenes from the Capitol Christmas Tree’s Nashville stop

The Capitol Christmas Tree's third-to-last stop on its route across the country for a Monday delivery in D.C. One happy daughter put her signature on the trailer, joining hundreds of others to have done so this year.

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Trucker hauling Capitol Christmas Tree calls cross-country trip the ‘haul of a lifetime’

The trip, which began Nov. 6, will be the longest journey in his 33-year career as a trucker. Amoth is the owner of Twin Falls, Idaho-based Gary Amoth Trucking, a fleet of 125 trucks.

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Christmas tree delivered to U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was delivered Friday, Nov. 20 to Washington, D.C., by Lynden Transport driver John Schank.

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Christmas in November — drone video of the Capitol tree haul

And: Pictures of the loading of the Rockefeller Center tree in Gardiner, N.Y., earlier this month, care of reader Scott LeVan.

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Kenworth T680 begins cross-country tour with Capitol Christmas Tree

The 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree made its first tour stop in the lower 48 states Saturday, Nov. 7, with an event at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry and Lake Union Park.

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Capitol Christmas Tree delivered to D.C. after trucking-sponsored 2,700-mile trip

The special Kenworth T880 carrying this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree ended its trek Tuesday when the 75-foot white spruce cut down in Minnesota last month ended its 2,700-mile trip to D.C.

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Capitol Christmas tree: Owner-operator talks 2,000-mile once-in-a-lifetime load

Owner-operator Elwood Higdem has the responsibility of piloting this year’s Capitol Christmas tree from its harvesting point in Minnesota across the country to D.C. — a gig he says “has been one of the best experiences of my life.”

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Christmas tree arrives at U.S. Capitol

Hauled behind a Mack by lead driver Duane Brusseau, the 80-foot Englemann Spruce was light with great fanfare on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Dec. 3.

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