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Capitol Christmas Tree: Montanans make their mark

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Montana had the honor of presenting the Capitol Christmas Tree this year. That tree will be lit in a ceremony Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.

From start to finish, Montanans left their mark on this tree. The first, Pete Tallmadge a fifth generation sawyer from Troy was selected to cut the tree. 

He said it was a big moment for a man in a profession with an uncertain future. 

"There used to be a lot of us that cut trees down," Tallmadge said. "Now it's done with machines. There's not a lot of us left."

You can hear more from Pete and the countless Montanans who left their mark on the Capitol Christmas Tree in a special report Saturday on ABC Montana at 4:30 p.m.
And be sure to stay tuned to this station and our social media pages all next week as we travel to Washington, D.C. for the lighting ceremony. 

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