Watch Your Chickens

Civic reminders from the mayor in the April 12, 1923 edition of the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Ad from the mayor of Skidmore, Missouri in 1923 warning citizens not to let their chickens run at large. Text follows.
Skidmore News, April 12, 1923, p. 1.

Text reads: “Notice! Notice! The garden making season is here and if your neighbor wants to have his garden, don’t let your chickens run at large to destroy it. We have an ordinance which makes it a misdemeanor and a fine may be assessed from $2.00 to $25.00 for each and every chicken that you let run at large. We also have an ordinance which reads as follows: Any person who shall tie, hitch or picket any animal upon any street, or other highways within the City of Skidmore for the purpose of feeding, grazing or exercising, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be punished of a fine not less than $1.00 nor more than $100.00 for each and every offense. Please take notice. J. O. Miller, Mayor.”

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