The iconic Clinchfield Engine No. 1 sits beside the historic Spruce Pine Depot. The railroad made its way to the fledgling town of Spruce Pine in 1903. The hamlet quickly grew into a sizable town and was incorporated in 1907, with all activity catering around the railroad and the depot. The sixth Christmas ornament in our series celebrates this vital economic lifeline to the region and continues our collection of historic locations in Mitchell County for our series of Christmas ornaments.