Sunday Seniors:

  • Carl Adams gives a speech last week after being presented with Lebanon's Boston Post Cane, which is given to the oldest resident in the city. (Courtesy of Fran Hanchett)

Valley News Calendar Editor
Saturday, June 02, 2018

Lebanon — For all of his 100 years, Carl Adams has lived in Lebanon.

During a ceremony last week, he was honored with the Boston Post Cane for being the city’s oldest resident.

“He’s honored because of the history of the cane and the people who have it before him,” said Pat Adams, his wife, Pat Adams.

The couple still live on Ascutney View Farm, off Poverty Lane, which Adams grew up on and which his daughter and her family have since taken over.

“I’ve farmed all my life,” Adams said. But that’s not all he has done.

For 30 years, Adams work as a tax assessor for Lebanon, including during the 1964 fire, which destroyed much of the city’s commercial district. From 1986-98, he served as a Republican state representative in the New Hampshire House.

Adams’ favorite thing about living in Lebanon is the “good relations with the people,” he said.

He also has served his community in other ways, including through the Lebanon Grange until it closed, then the Blow-Me-Down Grange in Plainfield and the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation.

Liz Sauchelli can be reached at esauchelli@vnews.com or 603-727-3221.