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This category was created to find the last remaining "Barber Poles" that might be found in working barber shops or on "permanent" display in another location.
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The description below was taken from the previous locationless "The Barber Pole" Geocache
  • A Short History of the Barber Pole:

  • The barber's trade traces back to the bronze Age (circa 3500BC), even mentioned in the Bible. Barbering was introduced in Rome in 296BC and barbers quickly became both popular and prosperous. Their shops were centers for daily news and gossip. It is from the Latin word barbe, meaning beard, that the word barber is derived. The origin of the barber's pole appears to be associated with the service of blood letting. The original pole has a brass basin at its top representing the vessel in which leeches were kept and also represented the basin which received the blood. The pole itself represents the staff which the patient held onto during the operation. The red and white stripes represented the bandages used during the procedure, red for bloodstained bandages and white for clean. The bandages would be hung out to dry after washing on the pole and would blow twist together forming the spiral pattern similar to the modern barber pole.
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    Image for Kootenay Barber - Castlegar, British Columbiaview gallery

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    Barber PolesKootenay Barber - Castlegar, British Columbia

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    Kootenay Barber is located at 1458 Columbia Avenue. It a small shop located around back and downstairs. Great shop. This is a small wooden barber pole attached to the outside of the shop.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 9/30/2012

    last visited: 1/23/2014

    Image for Lee's Barber Pole - East Trail, BCview gallery

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    Barber PolesLee's Barber Pole - East Trail, BC

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    This barber pole is located inside "Lee's Klassic Kuts" on the NE corner of 2nd. Ave. and McQuarrie St. in East Trail.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 12/6/2012

    last visited: 1/30/2014

    Image for Albert's Barber Shop - Nelson, British Columbiaview gallery

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    Barber PolesAlbert's Barber Shop - Nelson, British Columbia

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    Albert's Barber Shop is located downhill of Baker Street on Ward Street in Nelson, British Columbia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 10/9/2008

    last visited: never

    Image for The Windsor Barber Salon - Nelson, BCview gallery

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    Barber PolesThe Windsor Barber Salon - Nelson, BC

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    Toward the east edge of downtown Nelson on Vernon Street, the Windsor Barber Salon is beside the old Stirling Hotel, which is to the west of the original civic centre.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 10/8/2014

    last visited: never

    Image for Randi's Barber Shop - Colville, WAview gallery

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    Barber PolesRandi's Barber Shop - Colville, WA

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    Here's a Marvy, just hanging around on Main Street in Colville, in northeastern Washington State.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Washington

    date approved: 11/9/2013

    last visited: 1/19/2014

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