Legend has it that horses love ice cream, and this was a way to lure someone else’s horse to “follow” you home… ie, steal the horse! This law shows up in multiple areas, so this may well have been a low-key way to “find” a few new horses.
A search of current municipal codes containing the word “peanut” does not turn up any laws still on the books. It sure seems like there would be a good story behind this one – maybe a popcorn vendor was scheduled to pass through town to peddle his product on Wednesday nights?
Sec. 39-76. – Spitting or throwing fruit skins, etc., on sidewalks, etc. No person shall spit or throw fruit skins, parings or peelings upon any sidewalk in the city or upon the floor of any bus operated within the city or in any public elevator, public building, public theater or public hall or upon any…