1906 Labor Day Association History
Weather – Ideal
Attendance — 5,000
Cities of Vincennes, Princeton, Linton, and all the towns in Sullivan county will participate in the Celebration.
Special trains, pulling up to 10 coaches, ran from different surrounding cities to go to Sullivan, IN and back for only a 50 cent fee.
The Ft. Branch Band and over 200 Union men and supporters left Princeton on Labor Day at 7:30 AM for Sullivan.  Over 700 union members left Vincennes, IN on Labor Day to meet in Sullivan, IN.
The Ft. Branch band was sponsored by the Gibson County Fair Association to advertise the fair.
Most all of the Unions had a float in the Parade to go along with marchers. There were also 2 unusual business floats in the Parade; W. E. Woods float had a live monkey in a cage and Mankedick & Sons Cement works had a machine that pressed out cement blocks.
One of the newspapers reported the Labor crowd acted exceptionally well with no signs of drunkenness or rowdyism.
1906 Parade Lineup
Color Guard
Grand Marshall — Canton Thompson
Sullivan City Police
Sullivan Fire Department
Labor Day Association Officers;
President — Sam Self
Vice President — Frank Hall
Treasurer — George Ferree
Recording Secretary —
Sullivan Mayor — George E. Greene
Sullivan City Council
Division A
First Regiment Band of Vincennes, IN.
Speakers Carriages;
Wellington O’Conner
Will H. Hays
Fred F. Bays
Division B
Vincennes Delegation
Iron Moulders #400
Carpenters & Joiners #812
Painters # 373
Plasterers # 441
Brewery Workers # 52
Machinists # 985
Division C
Princeton Delegation
Princeton Band
Carpenters & Joiners #658
Division D
Robinson Delegation
Foster’s Concert Band of Palestine
Division E
Miner’s Locals
Division F
Hymera Delegation
Division G
Sullivan delegation
Carpenters & Joiners # 706
Brick Masons #52
Plasterers # 297
BMIU # 24
Sullivan C. L. U.
Mankedick & Sons Cement Works
J. P. Stratton & Son Harness makers
W. E. Wood
Herman Schmidt Plumbing
1906 Parade Route
Start at Central Schoolhouse then South on Main Street to Washington Street then West on Washington to Court Street then South on Court Street to Jackson then East on Jackson to Main Street, then North on Main Street to Washington Street and on to the McCammon Hotel and South to Jackson Street and East to the fairgrounds.


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