California enacts law to protect young dancing girls

The California state legislature passed a law to protect any female child under the age of seventeen employed to "dance, promenade or otherwise exhibit herself for hire, drink or gain...." (By Matthew Pinsker)
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The General Laws of the State of California: from 1850 to 1864 Inclusive (2 vols., San Francisco, CA: AL Bancroft, 1872), 1: 260.
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