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Nova Scotia Christmas Tree on its Way to Boston

By November 17, 2005

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A giant white spruce Christmas tree has been felled in Beech Hill in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia and is being shipped to Boston where it will be the focal point of the annual Boston Tree Lighting Event on December 1. Every Christmas since 1971 the government of Nova Scotia has presented a giant evergreen tree to the people of Boston in appreciation for the emergency assistance they provided after the Halifax Explosion in 1917. Relief from Boston was the first to arrive the day after the explosion that killed 1,900 people and wounded another 9,000. The New Englanders were also the last to leave.
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November 21, 2006 at 3:17 pm
(1) Andrew Murphy says:

Thank you for your annual Christmas Tree. My mother and her family are from Cape Breton and we are always proud of the close relationship the cities of Boston and Halifax share. We continue to reinform Bostonians of the why behind such a wonderful gift. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

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