Sarah Longden, who resides in Maine, recently opened a box belonging to her father who was a former Selectman in the Town of Palmer, Massachusetts. Much to her surprise she found a cane that had been missing since 1952.
In a slightly ironic twist the last recipient of the cane, Daniel Splaine, received it in 1952 – 50 years after it was lost in 1909. The Palmer Historical Commission is working to keep the cane safe from here forward.
Read more on this great find: Mass Live Article (pdf)
Thanks to John Sasur and the discoverer herself, Sarah Longden, for all the information on this great find.