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Battle Creek's first full dress Labor Day parade, 1888

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dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-01T19:44:29Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-01T19:44:29Z
dc.date.issued 1888-09-03
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.willardlibrary.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/1000000612
dc.description Battle Creek's first full-dress Labor Day parade was held Sept. 3, 1888, at Monument Square, about six years before Congress established the holiday. Historically speaking, it was George R. Lloyd of the national Knights of Labor, who introduced the resolution 1884 calling for the parade, a tradition that quickly spread nationwide. The Enquirer and News columnist Ross H. Coller wrote a brief history of the observance in Battle Creek for the Sept. 6, 1959, paper in which this photo was published. en_US
dc.format.medium 4x5 BW negative
dc.subject downtown Main Street en_US
dc.title Battle Creek's first full dress Labor Day parade, 1888 en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.description.envelope BATTLE CREEK-- Old-time street scenes, Main street and Monument Square
dc.description.photographer Enquirer and News
dc.description.taxonomy Geographic|Battle Creek Area History|Monuments, statues, public art en_US

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