Searching for a possible cane recipient

| December 15, 2010

Bob Coughlin wrote us asking if we could help find out more about an ancestor that may have received the Boston Post Cane in Arlington: I have been told that my great grandfather Arthur Coughlin  who died 11/5/29, born I think in 1843, maybe earlier, received the  cane for the Town of Arlington in the […]

End of year updates

| December 15, 2010

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

Palmer Massachusetts locates its cane after a 50 year absence.

| December 15, 2010

This cane likes to hide.   This is the second time it has been lost for 50 years! 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 […]