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By Gabe Gants

Early Davenport laws still on the books


Last updated 3/5/2020 at 12:43pm

Everywhere you look in our world you will find laws, or rules that shape the way we behave. Sometimes these rules are proactive in trying to prevent a problem that hasn’t happened yet, and sometimes they are a reaction to a problem we have already had. Either way, a law or rule really only keeps an honest person honest. For the purpose of this article, I thought it would be fun to explore some early Davenport laws to see what citizens of bygone times thought was important to them.

I began by looking through the Davenport city code and found it still contained some entertaining laws from p...

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