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The People's Tree stops in Fort Belknap


November 20, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Harlem Junior High High School Native Dancers perform Friday in Fort Belknap in honor of the Capitol Christmas Tree.

For the third time since it has become tradition, the Capitol Christmas Tree has been cut from Montana forests, and it stopped on its way to the nation's capitol at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, where an enthusiastic community welcomed it with fanfare and tribal dance.

The tree, which is trekking from Libby to Washington, D.C., arrived before noon, about 45 minutes behind schedule, after passing through Big Sandy, Box Elder, Havre, Chinook and Harlem en route from Great Falls.

It was well-received as waiting onlookers watched the Semitractor-trailer carrying the tree pull into the par...

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