March 28, 1865

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1865 outdoor advertising legislation was enacted in New York and banned “painting on stones, rocks and trees” as a means to tell others about your business or business opportunities. The writing on a bathroom wall at a bar or pub was specifically excluded.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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