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Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

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Cedar was the tree of choice for Christmas in Owen County

By The Staff

Funny how the seemingly mundane task of chopping down a tree can take on special significance at Christmas.

Most Owen countians remember the days when, weeks before the holiday, families would journey to the woods to choose that extraordinary tree that, for a short time, would take a place of honor in their home. 

While cedar may not have been a favorite of everyone, it grew abundantly on the hillsides of Owen County and graced most of our homes at Christmas.


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