CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

October 11, 2012

Oldest Citizen Wanted


Carriage Towne News

---- — EXETER – The Exeter Historical Society is searching for Exeter’s oldest citizen to receive the Boston Post Cane. The most recent holder of the post cane, Ottie Lowther, died last month at the age of 103. The tradition of passing the cane was begun in 1909 when Edwin Grozier, the owner of the Boston Post newspaper, had 431 gold-tipped canes sent to the selectmen of various New England towns.

Anyone who knows of a resident who may be eligible is asked to contact the Exeter Historical Society at 778-2335 or info@exeterhistory.org.