Due to an exceptionally busy Fall, I fell behind with the updates from mid-October. They are all now in their place and we’re just shy of 320 towns.
I appreciate all the updates, corrections and stories that come our way. We share them all.
Happy Holidays from the Maynard Historical Society
I keep trying to keep on top of the submissions, but life just keeps getting in the way. We’re so grateful for all the updates, photographs and stories we receive about the canes and the holders. We may be slow, but we’re careful with every bit of news you send our way.
Current tally: 309 towns
Thanks to the many people who have sent us updates the past few months and patiently waited for the changes to be posted to the site. My apologies for the delays. I’ve made changes for all of the states and look forward to news of the cane in 2010.
We currently have information on 297 towns, so we’re looking to break the 300 mark this year.
I often wonder if Mr. Grozier thought that his “publicity stunt” launched 100 years ago this month would turn into a New England tradition? But here we are and hundreds of towns continue to honor their eldest citizens with this simple, elegant award.
The centennial of the cane has raised awareness of the cane and its tradition. We’ve received dozens of updates from town clerks and historical societies. We’ve updated the state pages with these kindly provided updates (and corrections!). If I didn’t get back to you personally, Thank You for taking the time to send your town’s information.
We have updated the Maine and New Hampshire pages with updates for Bar Harbor, Poland and Greene, Maine and Weare, NH. My thanks to everyone who has submitted updates.
We’re also processing stories from Foxborough (MA) and Jay (ME).
For most of 2008 I have been unable to maintain the Boston Post Cane page. I had stopped updating it because the methods I had were not up to the task of the volume of changes. With this problem (hopefully) solved, I reviewed all of my emails from 2008 and transcribed each of your contributed updates to their proper place.
My deepest thanks to everyone who has taken time to let us know what was happening in your town. We hope that this will continue to be a valuable resource for research on the cane, plus a source of pride for the recipients and their friends and families.
For the past few years I’ve been struggling with how to keep the Boston Post Cane page more up-to-date and a better resource for everyone. I hope everyone enjoys this new site and takes advantage of its many features.
We love the feedback and welcome news about the cane and its holders.