This unassuming town in Pennsylvania's coal country bills itself as "the
Christmas tree capital of the world." According to local lore, a group
of enterprising Indiana County gentlemen were the first
to grow Christmas trees as a crop back in 1918. The area still grows
more than a million pines, firs and spruces commercially every year.
But perhaps Indiana's most famous Christmas-related product is native son Jimmy Stewart, star of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. Indiana holds an annual festival and parade in mid-November named after the film.