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Citizen's Canes

Over the years they've been shunned and cherished, lost and found, burned and (perhaps) even buried. The walking sticks known as Boston Post Canes, given to the oldest residents in hundreds of local towns, now celebrate their 100th year. This is the story of one of those canes.

By Christopher Klein
April 26, 2009

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Over the years they've been shunned and cherished, lost and found, burned and (perhaps) even buried. The walking sticks known as Boston Post Canes, given to the oldest residents in hundreds of local towns, now celebrate their 100th year. This is the story of one of those canes. (Full article: 2088 words)

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