History Of Cane To Be Preserved In Stockton

STOCKTON — The old Stockton Cane is a valuable piece of history for the town of Stockton. It dates back to 1928, when it was presented annually to the oldest Stockton citizen attending a town picnic or event. The cane surfaced earlier this year, after being in “retirement” since the year 2000, and a historical article was written and published by The Post-Journal in March of this year. The article was recently preserved in plexiglass for the purpose of displaying it in the board office, and town of Stockton historian John Sipos presented the historical record to Dave Wilson, town of Stockton Supervisor at a recent board meeting. Supervisor Wilson said it will be mounted on the wall soon for all to see. Also in attendance for the presentation was Judge Mark Cunningham who helped in locating the cane. The cane itself will be on display in a case as well. Mike Myers also is to be recognized for his help in locating the cane. Myers is the grandson of the late Connie Francis of Stockton, who was in charge of many of the events.

Photo by Susan W. Sipos