Tuesday, August 30, 2011
An ordinance on the books in Minot – When Minot got its first paved streets, which consisted of wooden blocks, the city fathers prized them like a zealous housewife does a newly waxed floor. All precautions were taken to keep the paved streets pristine. – No garbage was to hauled on or across the streets unless absolutely necessary to remove it to or from an alley. The fine was $5 and up to 10 days in jail. By the way, in bad rain storms and it the streets flooded, the wooden paving blocks were known to float away. The picture below shows the wooden paving blocks on Central Avenue floating during the 1923 flood.