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Free Trial Subscribe In. So we went back to Sure enough, there was a big celebration.
Fun was had by all, the old Pine Knot reported. The weather was perfect.
There is only one large, gasp-inspiring fact from that celebration. It was the third annual Labor Day extravaganza in Cloquet. The storied Labor Day in Cloquet actually got its start in He figures once someone made a Labor Day button with an anniversary on it, stuck. The Carlton County Historical Society has buttons from the Cloquet dating Cloquet dating back to The first one printed with anniversary-type of information was in Cloquet was coming back from the fire that wiped out the city. America was just recovering from the Great War and the scourge of the deadly influenza outbreak.
Which Cloquet dating Cloquet us to The Pulp and Sulphite Workers and the International Brotherhood of Papermakers would cooperate in the organizing and then take each other on in a baseball game as part of the fun. Labor Day as a celebration was just making inro across the state. On the Iron Range, workers started marking the day with events a few years earlier. And groups in Duluth, Superior and the Twin Cities area had been parading and picnicking before the turn of the century. The Cloquet unions had to ask storeowners to shut down that Monday so workers could get out and enjoy the day.
The paper Cloquet dating Cloquet did not start up for the week until midnight after the holiday. Like the other cities before them, the millworkers were trying to impress upon the public the value of unionized labor. They were also celebrating new unions forming in the city among carpenters, retail clerks and box factory employees. A parade of a reported workers, dressed all in white, marched in the heart of town in a morning parade that Sept.
The prizes donated by merchants and handed out that day are a hoot: Dress shoes, boxes of cigars, fountain pens, watch fobs, hats, rings, dress shirts, dining forks and knives, fall sweaters, packs of gum, a Brownie camera, an oak rocking chair, electric iron, and a sack of sugar. So there we have two detailed sources for the event, the Pine Knot and the union journal. A similar story also appeared in the Duluth News Tribune that August.
Kuitu said organizers took past buttons and the anniversary dates printed on them as the definitive proof that things got going in Even the Pine Knot, 50 years ago, exclaimed that would be the 50th anniversary of the event. It was actually the 52nd. So, not to burst any bubbles, now you know the facts. It remains.
The the big banquet, parade, carnival, music and dancing. Cloquet dating Cloquet said there had been an idea to celebrate years with a fireworks show, but it proved too costly. The celebration has had its ups and downs over the years, mostly with finding people to help and scraping up enough cash. Shortly after the event, leaders suggested ending the tradition unless more union members got involved. That notion might seem sacrilege today for people like Kuitu, who was in the s. Union pride has taken its hits across the decades. There were strikes and union disolvements in the s and all-around chaos around unions through the s.
Parrott said there will be a new beer garden at Veterans Park. Mike Sundin is being honored as grand marshal in the parade. Dianne Barkos was sweating on the final details for the event this week. As for the debate on the of celebrations that have been held, she too was amused. By Mike Creger. Share Tweet. You might be interested in: Local developer dies in on-site accident Esko parents express worry, anger over issues Popular Pedro's moves to new spot Updated: Victims, alleged shooter identified in Brookston area deaths Last Kiwanis club is kaput in Cloquet. Most Popular Where were you during Pine Knot News Old game for a new gen Jana Peterson Wrenshall School Board Timothy Soden-Groves Photo studio Cloquet dating Cloquet ins Lois E.
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