1910 Kalispell Ordinance: Vagrants
By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
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I recently found an online directory of Kalispell City ordinances and thought it’d be intriguing to see what some of the ordinances of the past were. If I can find enough interesting material, I hope to share one ordinance from each year. This week's post will cover a Kalispell ordinance I found from 1910 about vagrants. Ordinance #217 from 1910 addressed: Everyone ("except an Indian") who has the physical ability to work but does not seek or accept work Every healthy beggar who collects "alms" as a business Every person who roams around town doing nothing lawful Every idle person who is an associate of known thieves and roams around the streets late at night Every idle person who lodges in a shed, barn, outhouse, vessel or any place that's not meant for lodging without permission of th...