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Duke Will Be 'Crowned' For Foreseeable Future
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Duke Will Be 'Crowned' For Foreseeable Future

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Duke Will Be 'Crowned' For Foreseeable Future

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Crowning the Duke of Wellington with a traffic cone is a tradition in Glasgow, Scotland. Frustrated officials wanted to raise the 1844 statue to a height that could keep the cones off the duke's head. Removing them costs the city $160 each time. But the effort to elevate the duke was stopped by a petition.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Crowning the Duke of Wellington with a traffic cone is a tradition in Glasgow. Frustrated officials wanted to raise the 1844 statue to a height that could keep the cones off the duke's head. Removing them costs the city 160 bucks a time. But the effort to elevate the duke was stopped by a petition. Apparently to Glaswegians, Waterloo was not the duke's last crowning achievement.

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