1948 Labor Day Association History
Weather – Rained
Attendance – 10,000
The Celebration will be covered by Warner Brothers Pathe News cameramen on Sept. 5 and 6, 1948.
Decorations were designed by William A. Fread and sons of Terrs Haute, Indiana.
Blue Grass State Shows will be on the midway.
Kay Kaiser will have the Free Acts.
Bands playing over the Celebration, Boonville High School Band, Oakland City High School Band, Princeton High School Band, Campella According Band and Jimmy Derris String Band.
A new automible will be awarded immediately after the Free Acts on Monday Night
Free admission to fairgrounds plus plenty of Free ice water
 
Parade Awards
Best Union Float – 1st place – UMWA # 3437
Best Union Uniform – 1st place – UMWA # 1396
Best Union Uniform – 2nd place – UMWA # 3437
Best Union Uniform – 3rd place – UMWA # 5584
Attendance Award – over 100 members – UMWA # 3437
Attendance Award – under 100 members – UMWA # 8542
Attendance Award – under 50 members – Construction Local # 653
Attendance Award – percentage and display – UMWA # 3437
 
Parade Line-Up
Color Guard
Boonville City Police
Boonville Fire Department
Boonville Mayor–H. G. Rudolph
Boonville City Council
Chief Parade Marshall
Speakers;
A. V. Burch
William J. Sneed
George Harvey
Labor Day Association Officers;
President–Robert Tuley
Vice President–Oscar Tyring
Treasurer–Henry Mason
Recording Secretory–Charles Camp
Labor Day Committee;
Milton Board
Charles Powers
Roscoe McKinny
A. L. Thompson
Elza Blackford
Boonville City Band
Oakland City Band
Princeton City Band
United Mine Workers of America # 7661
United Mine Workers of America # 5179
United Mine Workers of America # 9023
United Mine Workers of America # 669
United Mine Workers of America # 352
United Mine Workers of America # 8542
United Mine Workers of America # 8754
United Mine Workers of America # 4343
Brush Workers # 23640
United Mine Workers of America # 7693
Electric Miners # 1396
United Mine Workers of America # 8709
United Mine Workers of America # 8719
United Mine Workers of America # 6873
Local # 8721
United Mine Workers of America # 9294
Resturant Workers # 181
Local # 6710
United Mine Workers of America # 3437
Carpenters # 690
United Mine Workers of America # 8188
Telelphone # 13211
United Mine Workers of America # 5584
United Construction Workers # 6068