Roy Halvorson: Christmas Tree King

From the December 1957 issue of Flying magazine, “the world’s most widely read aviation magazine,” comes the story of Duluth’s Roy Halvorson, “Christmas Tree King.”

Images of Halvorson Trees from the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Kathryn A. Martin Library.



about 2 years ago

The internet would have us believe that Hugh Beaumont, aka Ward Cleaver, retired to a Christmas tree farm near Grand Rapids.

Les Locklear

about 2 years ago

What a great company to work for! The tree business evolved into the Bombardier tractor line and eventually Ski Doo snowmobiles. The tree division was kept separate and they formed Halvorson Equipment, Inc. They became the largest snowmobile distributor in the world. I believe that over the 1968 - 1968 season they distributed 35,000 Ski Doo's. The Halvorson family treated their employees very well. Their first dealer was Chippewa Outfitters on the Miller Trunk Highway. Jim Marshall was the owner. Many fond memories of the years spent there.

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