News: Greenwood – New Flag Pole 135 Feet Long (Sep 1911)


Surnames: Bishop, Carter, Miller, Cook

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 Sep 1911

The new flag pole which was presented to the city by Lynn Miller of Tacoma, Washington, was raised Tuesday forenoon. G. W. Bishop had charge of the raising and was assisted by Dan Cook, C. J. Carter, and others.

An attempt was made to raise the pols Saturday, but owing to an accident caused by the breaking of a chain, it was postponed until Tuesday.

The pole stands on a flat rock nine feet below the surface, and will be set in solid concrete.

The top is something over 135 feet above the ground and is surmounted by a large tilt eagle.

The pole is a beautiful piece of timber and presents a splendid appearance since it was raised.

It is expected that dedication exercises will be held sometime in the spring, likely on Memorial Day. We hop a big flag about 15 by 40 feet will be secured by that time and raised with appropriate ceremony.



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