1904 Labor Day Association History
Weather–Pretty and bright
The Celebration will be held during the Gibson County Fair– it is held on the 1st day of the Fair.
Special trains were scheduled from Vincennes, Hazelton, Ft. Branch, Owensville and Evansville, Indiana
The Vincennes train brought over 1,000 Union delegates
The Parade covered 25 blocks and had 24 floats in it as well as 1,200 marchers.
William Van Stone lead a group of over 1,000 delegates from the train depot to the Public Square. From there they went to the Masonic Building for the laying of a Masonic corner stone.
1904 Parade Lineup
Honor Guard
Chief Parade Marshall — William Van Stone
Assistant — John DeCratos
Assistant — John Mallet
Labor Day Association Officers;
President — William Van Stone
Vice President — Ralph Burton
Treasurer — John Butterworth
Recording Secretary — J. C. Roberts
Mayor A. P. Twineham of Princeton, IN
Professor H. R. Smith
Speakers Carriage;
W. H. Raney
Former Mayor C. W. White of Princeton, IN
Featured Speaker — J. W. Purcell of Terra Haute, IN
Princeton Platoon of Police
Princeton Fire Department
1st Regiment Band of Vincennes, IN
Painters Union #373 of Petersburg, IN
Painters Union # 378 of Vincennes, IN
Plumbers Union # 424 of Vincennes, IN
Hunters Band of Vincennes, IN
Team Owners Union
Teamsters Union #30
Iron Workers Union # 3 of Vincennes, IN
Carpenters Union # 658 of Vincennes, IN
Brewery Workers Union # 52 of Vincennes, IN
Iron Moulders Union # 400 of Vincennes, IN
Princeton Band
Ladies Retail Clerks
Retail Clerks Union # 143
Cigar Makers Union # 64
Electrical Workers Union # 243
UMWA Locals
Coal Mine Float
American Federation of Labor
Owensville, Indiana. Federal Labor Union
Consumers Gas Company
Watt & Mitchell Brick Masons float
Princeton Brick Works–2 floats
Brick Masons Union
Hod Carriers Union # 59
Plasterers Union # 114
Greer-Wilkerson Lumber Company–2 floats
C. W. White Lumber Company–2 floats
Carpenters Union # 812 of Princeton, IN
Typographical Union # 395 of Vincennes, IN
Bartenders Union #
Barbers Union # 51
Lucas Band
Boilermakers Union
Retired Boilermakers & Mule
Railroad Carmen Union
McGregor & Company float
Harvey Lucas float
W. L. Berlin-Dairy
Blacksmith Union
Butchers Union #246 of Princeton, IN
Coopers Union #12 of Evansville, IN
Iron Vents Union #243
Machinists Union
Millers Union
1904 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


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