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Boston Post Cane research by BRHS Senior Grace Campbell

May 22nd, 2023

Senior Grace Campbell was approached by Officer Larry Brown in regards to doing research on the Boston Post Cane knowing she had an interest in history and the desire to obtain the past recipients since its inception.  Our Town Clerk Michelle Farnham began the research and Grace and Larry continued it on by searching the newspapers starting from 1909.  On Monday, May 22nd, at the Board of Selectmen's meeting Grace presented the board with a plaque she had engraved with each past recipient's name.  She also created a website (History of the Boston Post Cane in Boothbay Harbor) which illistrates the history of the cane along with information about the recipients.