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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Help us find the Boston Post Cane!

The Charlton Boston Post Cane Committee needs your help in locating Charlton’s Original Boston Post Cane given to the Town in August 1909 by Mr. Edwin A. Grozier, Publisher of the Boston Post Newspaper. The cane was to be given to the oldest citizen in town and returned to the town upon their passing to go to the next oldest citizen and so on. We do not have possession of the original cane.

We are asking everyone to please look in their attics, cellars and any place that your family would store items to see if this piece of history is there. Talk to your family, friends and neighbors to see if they remember anyone every receiving the cane.

The committee can only find records that go back to June of 1999. The following are the recipients we are aware of and were presented with a duplicate cane made by Bay Path Students:

Howard B. Seifert – Presented April 12, 2016 to present

Genevieve Forkey - Presented in 2014

Lillian Schwenke - Presented on the 17th day of June 2013

Florence Dubuque - Presented in 2011

Jennie B. Prunier - Presented on the 1st Day of September 2008

Annie Kingston - Presented on the 26th day of June 2005

Doris R. Grimwade - Presented on the 8th day of June 1999

If you have any information you can provide, please contact Mary Devlin at 508-248-2206 or

Please help us to find the cane.

The cane is a “Gold Headed” ebony cane with Town of Charlton inscribed on it


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