Special to the Bristlecone Tribune
For the first time in what most people of McGill can remember, the flag is again flying from the Kennecott flagpole at the top of the KCC parks in McGill, in what is believed to be around 60-years or so. The McGill Town Council purchased the new rope, flag, and other items needed, which they found was the easy part of the project. The main task was that the flagpole is 83-feet tall, and most bucket trucks in the area only go up to 60-feet. Even Ely Fire Chief Pat Stork was contacted and asked if the ladder truck would be able to reach the top, he indicated it would come around 10-feet too short.
YESCO Sign Company was contacted and asked if they had a bucket truck large enough, they did. YESCO was so excited about the history of the flagpole and what it means to the McGill community, that they volunteered to do this free of charge. They not only threaded the rope in the old pulley at the top, they first spayed some lubricant to the pulley and made sure it worked smoothly, they took close up pictures of the old hand made copper ball, and even trimmed the branches from the adjacent tree that was growing around the pole.
The McGill Town Council as well as the residents of McGill would like to thank YESCO for the donation and use of their bucket truck and employees time to help us out.