Wednesday, August 9, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 9

August 9, 1905 – According to the Aug. 9 issue of The Minneapolis Journal, South St. Paul has issued a cow curfew ordinance. Because some of the cows in that burg had a habit of wandering around after dark and trampling down gardens, flower beds and lawns, the city council passed an ordinance making it a misdemeanor for the owner of a cow to allow it to be at large after 7:30 p.m.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Cow Curfew Bell. Bossy Must Come Home at 7:30 in South St. Paul.”; Aug. 9, 1905; p. 7.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Aug. 9, 2017,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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