LAGO REFINERY AT CHRISTMAS
During World War II the refinery operated under complete blackout as did the Colony. After the war was over the lights came on again and soon the Cat Cracker was lit like a Christmas Tree each Christmas. At the time it was billed as the tallest, largest Christmas Tree in the World. The first Christmas there were not many lights but as years progressed the lights increased, a star was added to the top and soon the star was made to rotate so it seemed to go off and on or flash. At about 23 stories it probably was the tallest decorated tree in the world at the time.