The Boston Post Cane

It's Also History

It’s Also History: Tales & Tidbits from Alan’s Archives

Alan Foulds is a local historian who has written several historically related articles in addition to his book, “Boston’s Ballparks & Arenas.” He is a major contributor to the writing of “At Wood End.” Mr. Foulds is also Reading’s Town Moderator.

There’s an old New England tradition that began as a newspaper marketing scheme that still lives on long after the paper’s demise. It involves a gold-tipped ebony cane and the oldest resident in town. 

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