No Riding on the Sidewalk!

I recently ran across a booklet containing the Ordinances of the City of Beatrice, Nebraska from the year 1885. I thought I would share a few items of interest.

City of Beatrice Ordinances, 1885 (NSHS RG308)

Ordinances for the City of Beatrice, 1885 (NSHS RG308)

According to Ordinance no. 60, it was unlawful to ride a bicycle, velocipede or tricycle upon the sidewalks or crosswalks within the city of Beatrice. If you were caught and convicted, it could cost you anywhere from $1 to $10 per violation!
City of Beatrice, Ordinance no. 60 (NSHS RG308)

City of Beatrice, Ordinance no. 60 (NSHS RG308)


City of Beatrice, Ordinance no. 60, pt. 2 (NSHS RG308)

City of Beatrice, Ordinance no. 60, pt. 2 (NSHS RG308)

Another item I found of interest was that of Ordinance no. 56, which was for the appointment of the City Weighmaster.
City of Beatrice, Ordinance no. 56 (NSHS RG308)

City of Beatrice, Ordinance no. 56 (NSHS RG308)


-Tom Mooney, Curator of Manuscripts

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