Polo ‘legend’ puts town in spotlight
Story chosen as part of America’s Most Interesting Town series
POLO – In 1901, a local newspaper editor offered Polo resident Henry Spickler a bicycle with the request that he ride it around the world, writing home to tell of his adventures, or so the legend goes. Over a century has passed since Spickler's 3-year journey, but he is far from being forgotten in Polo.
"He was my neighbor and different than anyone I have met," said Betty Obendorf, curator of the Polo Historical Society. "I always liked him. He had a mind that was very unique."
Spickler's story was chosen by Reader's Digest magazine in the "Most Interesting Legend" category as a part of their America's Most Interesting Town series. Polo had been given that honor in April.
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