Town Eliminates Fifty-Year-Old “Anti-Hippie” Law
When was the last time you heard anyone being called a hippie? It came up recently in an Indiana town when local officials decided to take a fifty-year-old law off the books.
According to the New York Post, officials in LaGrange, Indiana dropped an ordinance that was meant to keep hippies at bay. More specifically, the 1971 law regulated gatherings of more than 500 people that last over 12 hours. It seems that the townsfolk were worried that another Woodstock might happen there.
Last month, LaGrange County officials agreed to remove the “anti-hippie” law as part of an annual purge of outdated regulations. While they may no longer be worried about an invasion of hippies in LaGrange, they probably still don’t want any large gatherings of people until COVID-19 is under control.