1910 Sunday-closing of theaters

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 23, 2008 at 9:55 am

BOISE, ID — This article in the Idaho Statesman takes a look at the local conflicts that arose in 1910 when theaters weren’t allowed to operate on Sundays.

In 1910, when the Idaho Legislature’s Sunday-closing law went into effect, there was widespread dissatisfaction among the businesses affected and a good part of the public as well.

“It shall be unlawful for any person or persons in this state to keep open on Sunday any theatre, playhouse, race track, merry-go-round, circus or show, concert saloon, billiard or pool room, bowling alley, variety hall, or any such place of amusement.”

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