July 26 reception for new Bradley Boston Post Cane holder

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A reception to honor Arthur W. Knapp of Bradley, the new recipient of that town’s Boston Post Cane, will be held on Wednesday, July 26 at 2 p.m. at the municipal building.

The public is invited to attend.

The Boston Post Cane honor dates back to 1909 when the publisher of the Boston Post newspaper send canes to 700 towns in New England, to be presented to the oldest male citizen of each community, with it to be death handed down to the next oldest citizen of the town. Women were made eligible as well for the award in 1930.

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