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Carlisle PA Bans Playing Ball

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City/State/Country: Carlisle, PA, United States
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"It shall not be lawful for any person or persons . . . to frequent and use the market-house as a place for playing ball or any other game."

-- Carlisle PA Ordinance, 1840

 

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"An Ordinance Relating to Nuisances and Other Offences Passed the 30th November, 1840," in Chatter and Ordinances of the Borough of Carlisle (Carlisle Herald Office, Carlisle, 1841), page 43. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "Chucking the Old Apple: Recent Discoveries of Pre-1840 North American Ball Games," Base Ball, Volume 2, number 1 (Spring 2008), page 37 and ref #48.  Accessed 11/16/2008 via Google Books search for "carlisle ordinances." Carlisle PA is about 20 miles WSW of Harrisburg in southern PA.

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The fine was up to $10.

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