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  • Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.
  • Whenever two trains meet at an intersection of said tracks, neither shall proceed until the other has.

  • As people used to smuggle it in from Illinois, all yellow butter substitute is banned.

  • Condoms were considered an obsene article and had to hidden behind the pharmacist's counter.

  • At one time, margarine was illegal.

  • State Law made it illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese.

  • The state definition of rape stated that it was a man having sex with a woman he knows not to be his wife.

  • While all cheese making requires a license, Limburger cheese making requires a master cheese maker's license.

  • It is illegal to kiss on a train.

  • It is illegal to cut a woman's hair.

  • Margarine may not be substituted for butter in restaurants unless it is requested by the customer.

  • The government may not prohibit manual flushed urinals.

  • One may not camp in a wagon on any public highway or risk a fine of up to ten dollars.

  • It is a class A misdemeanor to wave a burning torch around in the air.

  • It is illegal to throw rocks at a railroad car.

  • Livestock have the right-of-way on public roads.

  • In Brookfield - Tattooing is illegal unless it is done for medical purposes.

  • In Brookfield - It is unlawful for one to allow another to use the first person's telephone in order to make prank phone calls.

  • In Hudson - Screens are required on all windows from May 1 to October 1.

  • In Hudson - You are not allowed to put litter into someone else's trash receptacle without express permission.

  • In Hudson - No one may sit on another's parked vehicle without expressed consent of the owner.

  • In Kenosha - No male is allowed to be in a state of arousal in public.

  • In La Crosse - It is illegal to tie up your horse along Third Street (Now a major bar strip).

  • In La Crosse - It is illegal to display an unclothed mannequin in a store window.

  • In La Crosse - It is illegal to play checkers in public.

  • In La Crosse - You cannot "worry a squirrel.

  • In Milwaukee - An old ordinance forbids parking for over two hours unless a horse is tied to the car.

  • In Milwaukee - It is against the law to play a flute and drums on the streets to attract attention.

  • In Milwaukee - If one is thought of as offensive looking, it is illegal for him to be in public during the day.

  • In Milwaukee - It is illegal to purchase or use Sparklers in the city, yet you can buy fully disassembled automatic machine guns.

  • In Racine - Missiles may not be shot at parade participants.

  • In Racine - It is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.

  • In Racine - Women may not walk down a public street at night without being accompanied by a man.

  • In Sheboygan - Only police officers may shoot birds in the city.

  • In Sheboygan - No person may water his lawn in such a way as to annoy his or her neighbor.

  • In Sheboygan - It is illegal to swim in the Fountain Park fountain.

  • In St. Croix - Women are not allowed to wear anything red in public.

  • In Sun Prairie - Nuclear weapons may not be manufactured in the city limits.

  • In Sun Prairie - Persons may not ride a bicycle with their hands off the handlebars.

  • In Sun Prairie - Cats are forbidden from entering cemeteries.

  • In Sun Prairie - Even if one gets his/her change "stolen" by a vending machine, hitting the machine violates a city ordinance.

  • In Sun Prairie - Unremoved snow on one's property is considered a public nuisance.

  • In Wauwatosa - Reserving a city meeting room under a false name is prohibited.

  • In Wauwatosa - Spitting on the sidewalk is prohibited.

  • In Wauwatosa - If a person shall fail to return books he/she has checked out from the library, that person should return their library card to the library until the books are returned.

  • In Wauwatosa - Swimming in water fountains is prohibited.

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