Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bicycle Riders Fined in Flushing

New York, 1895

The dingy old court room in the Town Hall at Flushing resembled a secondhand bicycle establishment Tuesday morning. Standing about the room were bicycles of all makes and ages. When the hour for opening court arrived seven young men, owners of the wheels, appeared and were fined various amounts for riding through the streets at night without bicycle lamps.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, May 24, 1895, p. 8.

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