A recent addition to the Minneapolis Collection. Before its merger with Minneapolis in 1872, St. Anthony (Southeast and Northeast Minneapolis) was an independent city with a charter and city government.
Here are some excerpts:
“…no person shall ride or drive any horse, mare or mule, carriage or vehicle of any kind, within the limits of St. Anthony, faster than at the rate of eight miles per hour.”(pg. 14)
“Every male inhabitant of said city, over the age of twenty-one years, and under the age of fifty years…is hereby required to labor upon the streets of said city, for the purpose of keeping such streets in repair, for the space of two days in each year…or in lieu of such labor, shall pay to the said Supervisor of Streets, the sum of two dollars to be expended upon such streets…”(pg. 15)
I wonder how they judged 8MPH speed limits in 1866?