On Monday, the town of Cape Elizabeth presented its Boston Post cane to the community’s oldest resident, George Baker, who is 101.

Baker is the 21st recipient of the historic cane, which was first given to municipalities throughout New England in the early 1900s as a promotional tool by the now defunct Boston Post newspaper.

Town Council Chairwoman Jessica Sullivan presented the cane to Baker, while family members, including his wife and son, looked on.

Baker was born in 1912 in Portland. His father, Charles Baker, a soldier from East Tennessee, was sent to Maine to serve at Fort Preble during the Spanish-American War.

– Kate Irish Collins

Cape Elizabeth’s oldest citizen, George Baker, received the town’s Boston Post Cane on Monday. Also pictured is Town Council Chairwoman Jessica Sullivan. 

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