The first American Christmas tree can be credited to a Hessian soldier by the name of Henrick Roddmore, who was captured at the Battle of Bennington in 1776. He then went to work on the farm of Samuel Denslow in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, where for the next 14 years he put up and decorated Christmas trees in the Denslow family home.
- Size: 1 11/16" x 2 5/8"
Danforth Pewter, handcrafted in the USA Fred and Judi Danforth founded Danforth Pewter in 1975 in Vermont, reviving a family tradition that stretches back to the pewter workshop Thomas Danforth II opened in colonial Connecticut in 1755. The company handcrafts a wide range of pewter giftware and home accessories. Why buy American-made pewter ornaments? When you give pewter, you are creating an heirloom that will adorn your family’s Christmas trees for generations. Unlike what is pumped out of foreign factories, pewter ornaments won’t break and will develop a wonderful warm patina with age. Hold a Danforth pewter ornament in your hand and you will immediately know its quality.