Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Story of Waldron’s Huge 1908 Political Rally

by GEORGE YOUNG & JUDY WILLIAMS

History of Pole Raising

Pole raising became popular during the presidential election between Democrat Andrew Jackson and National Republican (Whig) John Quincy Adams. The Democrats used a hickory pole in honor of their candidate’s nickname, Old Hickory, with the Donkey as the…

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