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9-foot bed sheet law passed during first Legislature

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
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Oklahoma's first Legislature adjourned on May 30, 1908, after creating the state's first laws, including liquor prohibition, the Jim Crow law and one requiring 9-foot sheets in hotels. It had been a stormy session. At one point legislators stood on their chairs and desks and yelled at each other and at House Speaker William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray. On another occasion, three legislators rushed toward the speaker's stand, planning to throw Murray out of the chamber. At the session's end, the Tulsa World called it the "most turbulent any new...

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