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Johnny Vardeman: No billiards, no bowling, no slingshots in no-fun Gainesville
A different world in the early 1900s
Johnny Vardeman
Gainesville’s city council in 1908 must have been a right conservative bunch, as it seemed bent on outlawing anything that smacked of fun and games.For instance, it passed an ordinance outlawing pool tables in the city. Nobody could operate a pool room or billiards parlor. Nor would 10-pin or bowling alleys be allowed.