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Duke Will Be 'Crowned' For Foreseeable Future

NPR | Nov. 13, 2013 4:39 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 13, 2013 6:18 a.m.

Crowning the Duke of Wellington with a traffic cone is a tradition in Glasgow, Scotland. Frustrated officials wanted to raise the 1844 statue to a height that could keep the cones off the duke’s head. Removing them costs the city $160 each time. But the effort to elevate the duke was stopped by a petition.

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