Title

C. A. Stevens tells of having gone to Portland in December, 1863, with three ot

Authors

C A. Stephens

Source

Down East

Date

12-1-1995

Pages

57, 72-73

Abstract

C. A. Stevens tells of having gone to Portland in December, 1863, with three other boys from Norway, to sell Christmas trees, which were just then coming into use in the cities. The boys hauled their fifty-seven or fifty-nine trees the 75-miles distance in a hayrack drawn by horses. After a slow start, the trees sold like wildfire. The boys used the money earned to buy four large maps, a globe, and a large blackboard for their school. The cost was $31, a considerable sum for the time.

Subjects

Christmas trees, Stevens, C A

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