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by Allan Callahan SOME SIX DECADES or so ago there was a rash of flagpole-sitting going on in the U.S. Some of the best known sitters were “Shipwreck” Kelly, who sat atop a flagpole for 12 days; “Spider” Harness, who perched for 16 days; and Miss Bobby Mick, who stayed aloft for nearly three weeks. These…
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