1902 Labor Day Association History
Weather- Inclement weather in the morning but cleared up to be sunny and bright.
The Labor Day Committee was appointed by the Central Labor Union. Secretary is William M. Wilson of Princeton, Indiana.
The Labor Day Committee started meeting Saturday, August 9 at the Carpenters Union Hall in Princeton, IN to make plans for the 1902 Celebration.
The next meeting with sub committees was scheduled for Thursday, August 14.
The Celebration will be held during the Gibson County Fair- -it is held on the 1st day of the Fair.
1,500 attend speeches and 1,200 participated in Parade.
Indiana Governor W. T. Durbin proclaimed Labor Day a holiday.
1902 Parade Lineup
Chief Parade Marshall — Arthur Horn
Assistant — John Traylor
Assistant — William Wilson
Princeton, IN Mayor C. W. White
Princeton City Council
Princeton Fire Department
Princeton Platoon of Police
Labor Day Association Officers;
President —
Vice President —
Treasurer —
Recording Secretary — William M. Wilson
Speaker Carriages;
William H. Raney
J. W. Brady
Thomas Duncan
Princeton Band
UMWA Committee
Miners with Flags
Miner’s float–car of coal
AFL — President
Holder with American flag
Owensville Federation of Labor
Coopers Union # 12 & float
Butchers Union # 246 & float
Hod Carriers Union # 59
Brick Masons Union
Plasterers Union # 114 & float
Barbers Union # 751 in uniforms
Machinists Union # 222
International Typrographical Union # 15
Printers Union in Landau
Bartenders Union in jackets & aprons
Carpenters # 90 & float
Retail Clerks Union # 143
Painters Union 156 & float
Millers Union
Kennedy’s Wild West Show
1902 Parade Route
starting on West Emerson, East to Hart Street, South to State Street, East to Main Street, South to Broadway, West to Hart, North to State & West on State to Fairgrounds


137th Labor Day Celebration starts in: