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    Posted 9 years ago

    Lbrewer42
    (4 items)

    As you can see, the end is shaped like a fishtail and was, therefore, very hard to remove from the old, non-used, but standing pole. The head of this has a strange, 8 pointed star look to it. It came from downtown Erie, PA a few blocks south of the Lake shore.

    From the corrosion under the head it is plain to see it was there a long time - sticking partway out.

    Any ideas?

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