Sunday, July 05, 2009

News from the Past - July 5, 1929

A grim warning from The Pointer, from Riverdale Illinois, on Friday July 5, 1929.
Thistles and Weeds
Notice—All Canada Thistles and obnoxious weeds growing in the village of Riverdale must be cut and destroyed. Those failing to comply with the state law and village ordinance will be prosecuted.
WIEBE VANDERVEEN, Thistle Commissioner.
I wonder how you get to be thistle commissioner? Do you campaign for it? Or is it appointment? At any rate, Vanderveen certainly seems committed.

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