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Friday, January 4, 2019

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: You Go No Boom Law

 Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person shall haul through or on the streets of the borough more than five hundred pounds of gun or blasting powder, nitro-glycerine, or other similar explosive substances, on one and the same vehicle, and the kegs, casks, or cans containing powder or other like explosive substances, hauled through the streets, shall be perfectly secure and tight, so as to prevent any powder or other substances whatever from escaping there-from, nor shall any team attached to any vehicle hauling powder, be driven at a faster rate than a walk, nor shall any driver, while driving such team, use a lighted match, cigar, or pipe, and any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, on conviction, be fined not less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars.

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