1911 Labor Day Association History
Weather — Good
Attendance–20,000
Theme of Celebration was “McNamara Protest”
Special arrangements were made for trains, traction lines and steamboats to enable people to come to the Celebration
Industrial activity is at a standstill and the Post offices, banks and saloons are all closed
The Parade will have over 43 Unions and 5 bands in attendance
The Butchers Union # 246 and the Women’s Label League prepared over 33,000 pounds of beef, pork, mutton and veal for the meal at Garvin’s Park.
A conservative estimate was 3,000 Union members participated in Parade.
There were many athletic events held over the Celebration among the Union members on the grounds.
The only results that were recorded were the times of the Pole Climbing event. 1st–John Watson 37 seconds 2nd–There was a tie between R. E. Bemy and F. M. Michael with 38 seconds 3rd–C. H. Morton 40 seconds
 
 
1911 Parade Lineup
1st Division–meets at 4th & Division Street
Evansville Fire Department
Warren’s Band
Evansville City Platoon of Police
Chief Parade Marshall — William Kamm
Assistant –Martin Sanderfur
Assistant — W. F. Jaus
Assistant– W. B. Crowford
Assistant — Joe Gotte
Colors Bearer — Charlie Credimeyer
Evansville Mayor — Charles F. Heilman
Evansville City Council
Speaker’s Carriage;
O. P. Smith
W. D. Van Horn
William Raney
James Bradley
Women’s Union Label League
Evansville Central Labor Union
Painters & Decorators Union # 156
Electrical Workers Union # 16
Electrical Workers Union # 604
Sheet Metal Workers Union # 96
Plumbers & Steam Fitters Union # 136
Carpenters Union # 90
Carpenters Union # 1011
Woodworkers Union
Retail Clerks Union # 143
Crown Potters Union # 5
Sanitary Potters Union # 72
2nd Division–meets at 2nd & Division Streets
Parade Marshall — Fred Martin
Assistant — Ed Rosenboth
Assistant — Charlie Fairchild
Brewery Workers Union # 84
Bottlers Workers Union # 156
Coopers Union # 12
Bookbinders Union # 53
Pressman Workers Union # 116
Press Feeders Union
Rubo Band
Cigar Makers Union # 64
Theatrical Hands Union
Bevel Glass Workers Union
Meat Cutters Union # 248
Bartenders Union
Typographical Workers Union # 15
3rd Division–meets at 3rd & Ingel Streets
Newburgh Band
Parade Marshall — J. R. Pogue
Assistant — Harry Earley
Iron Moulders Union # 51
Stove Mounters Union # 2
Metal Polishers Union
Horseshoers Union # 110
UMWA Union # 1452
UMWA Union # 1171
UMWA Union # 1109
UMWA Union # 1065
UMWA Union # 390
Stationary Engineers Union
Teamsters Union # 30
Barbers Union # 51
Paperhangers Union # 464
Lathers Union
Cooks Union
Boilermakers Union
Machinists Union # 222
Blacksmiths Union
Floats & Display Wagons
 
1911 Parade Awards
1st — Sanitary Potters Union # 72
2nd — Brewery Workers Union # 84
3rd — Bottler Workers Union # 153
 
 
1911 Parade Route
Starts 2nd Avenue & Division Street—moves to Water Street, thence to Main Street and Garvin Park.

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