Thursday, November 19, 2009

Local History

Robyn from the City of Georgetown found some interesting City Ordinances from the early 1900s, which she was kind enough to share with me. I thought I'd share one of my favorites with you.

An Ordinance Prohibiting the Running at Large of a Chicken, Chickens or Other Fowls in the Corporate Limits of the City of Georgetown, Texas, and Prescribing Penalties.

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas:

That it shall be unlawful for the owner of person in charge or control of any chicken, chickens or other fowls to permit any chicken, chickens or other fowls to run at large within the corporate limits of this City, and any person violating this ordinance shall be fined in any sum not less than One and not more than Twenty-five Dollars, and each and every day that such chicken, chickens or other fowls shall run at large in said City shall constitute and be a distinct and separate offense.

Passed and approved this 10th, day of March, 1919.

R.E. Ward, Mayor of the City of Georgetown, Texas

Attest: Geo. Keahey, Secretary.

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