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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:45 PM
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Trivia: What President banned the Christmas Tree from the WH?
The first person to post the correct answer doesn't win anything except the respect of his/her peers.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:46 PM
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1. reagan... cause trees cause pollution
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:48 PM
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5. Haaaaaaa!!!
Giggle.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:46 PM
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2. Teddy Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt banned the Christmas tree from the White House for environmental reasons.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:47 PM
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3. Pierce was the first to put one there.
In 1856 Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, was the
first President to place a Christmas tree in the White House.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:47 PM
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4. We have a winner!
excellent.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:48 PM
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6. Thank you, thank you. I remembered it from a movie
but found it online along with the FIRST to put one there.

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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:48 PM
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7. Who was the first?
Christmas trees were introduced in England by Prince Albert from his native Germany. I have no idea when the first WH tree was put up, much less who finally banned it, though it could be Wilson on account of the World War.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:49 PM
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10. Franklin Pierce
In 1856 Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, was the
first President to place a Christmas tree in the White House.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:49 PM
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11. By the time I wrote the question, the answer was posted!
Thanks for the information!
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:51 PM
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13. xoxox from the president of "Fastest Typists on the East Coast" nt.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:48 PM
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8. Wilson?
Too German?
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:49 PM
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9. Rutherford Hayes
Because his First Lady, "Lemonade Lucy" was a fundie nutjob who disapproved of that sort of thing.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 01:50 PM
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12. Link to more than you ever wanted to know about Christmas Trees:
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 02:01 PM
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14. That's pretty interesting
Re: In 2002, 21% of United States households had a real tree, 48% had an artificial tree and 32% had not tree.

I'd love to see a map of % of real trees per household throughout the US. In Seattle, it is pretty "uncool" to have an artificial tree.
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King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-05 02:05 PM
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15. Bush was the first president to put up a "Holiday" tree.
Smoke that O'Reilly.
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