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In Years Past

September 1, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, Labor Day in Jamestown was marked this day by one of the best arranged and best carried-out celebrations of recent years, which celebration was still in progress in the afternoon. Failure to secure a speaker caused an announcement that there would be no platform, meeting or speaking. The Labor Day committee contented itself with the carrying out of one of the best parades in the city on a similar occasion and a program of races and other sports in the afternoon. Big crowds lined the streets over the entire line of march and stores, factories and business places generally closed in respect to the custom of the day and in honor of the workers who made the stores and factories of Jamestown the most prosperous in their history.



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