No Horsing Around the Meter

On June 1, 1942, the Tacoma Times photographer captured horseman Al Wharton parking his horse in front of the Bank of California building. Being a good citizen, and to avoid a ticket, Mr. Wharton dropped a nickel into the meter. A passing policeman remarked that, if needed, he wasn't sure how or where to ticket the horse. The palomino stallion had no license plate number or windshield wiper to hold the ticket.

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