Historic Laws Provide Peek Into Past
Posted: January 21, 2013 at 5 a.m.
The big issue at the last City Council meeting was how to classify advanced training for the city’s Bomb Squad. But 110 years ago, the concern was keeping people from harming others with a bean flipper.
At A Glance
Historic Ordinances in Bentonville
• “Hereafter it shall be unlawful to establish, keep or maintain any pistol or other shooting galleries within the incorporated town of Bentonville.” Feb. 27, 1886
• “The slaughtering of animals or the erection of slaughter pens within the limits of the incorporated town of Bentonville is hereby prohibited.” March 6, 1886
• It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to set up, keep, manage, run or operate any billiard table or tables, pool or pool tables, or any other tables used to play games upon, either for pay, pleasure, sport or pastime.” March 4, 1904
• “It is hereby declared unlawful for any persons to spit or to expectorate on any of the sidewalks along the streets of the city of Bentonville or upon the floor of any public building.” June 30, 1908
Source: Staff Report
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