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Gold-Tipped Cane Goes To Oldest Resident

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A 101-year-old woman in Williamstown, Mass., now has one of the famous canes from The Boston Post. The defunct paper sent several hundred gold-tipped canes to New England towns in 1909 as a publicity stunt. Each town gave a cane to its oldest resident. Ten years ago, Hazel Burdick pushed Williamstown officials to find their cane and revive the tradition. They did, and now it's hers.

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Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. A 101-year-old woman in Williamstown, Massachusetts, now has one of the famous Boston Post canes. The now-defunct Boston Post sent several hundred gold-tipped canes to New England towns in 1909, a publicity stunt. Each town gave a cane to its oldest resident. Hazel Burdick pushed Williamstown officials to find their cane and revive the tradition. They did. Now it's hers.

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