Mark Carr, the First NYC Christmas Tree Seller, And a Brief History of New York's Christmas Tree Market | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Mark Carr, the First NYC Christmas Tree Seller, And a Brief History of New York's Christmas Tree Market

In the mid-19th century, hardly any modern Christmas traditions existed. One that did was the Christmas tree, a pre-Christian ritual incorporated into holiday festivities in German-speaking European countries. In New York, the presence of streetside Christmas trees in the city actually predates Christmas as a national holiday (1870).

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