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The Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree

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Spruce Pine in Mitchell County, North Carolina is known as “The Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree,” because the town is the setting for Gloria Houston’s children book, “The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree.” Houston donated her book’s marketing rights to Mitchell County to help create income for displaced textile and furniture workers. The county has focused on developing place-based businesses and artisanal craft shops to revitalize and transform the community.
Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 40 Issue 12, Dec 2008, p16, il