1919 History
Monday September 1, 1919
Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton, Indiana

Weather — Good
Attendance — A very large crowd

The Labor Day Association’s Celebration is held the 1st day (Monday) of the Gibson County Fair.
Elmer Whitman is in charge of the Speakers. The Central Labor Union is bringing the children from
the local Orphan’s Home, as their guests.

N. C. Blake is a veteran of putting on Parades and will be mounted on horse back leading the Parade.
He will be followed by automobiles with loud speakers on them broadcasting music though out the Parade.

The Blacksmiths Union will have a fully functional forge on their float. The Central Labor Union
will have a huge American flag that their members will carry. Automobile and machinery exhibits were
well attended. It was declared the largest Labor Day Celebration ever in Gibson County.

There were 3 heats of trotter racing and the event was won by “Moving Medium” with a time
of 2:30 for the mile. There was good horse racing, good food, FREE attractrations, good music and in
general a good time.

1919 Parade Lineup
N. C. Blake, is the Grand Marshal
Assistants; Sherman Davis and H. A. Bee
Color Guard
Princeton Mayor — C. A. Schubart
Princeton City Council
Princeton Police Department
Princeton Fire Department
Big Four Band from Oaktown, Ind.
Labor Day Association Officers;
President — Elmer Whitman
Vice President —
Treasurer —
Recording Secretary —
Goddess of Liberty — Josephine Driebleis

Speakers Carriages:
Charles Fox, President of the State Federation of Labor
Honorable Howard S. Risley of, National Organizer of the Plumb Plan League
Reverand Horace A. Sprague of the Methodist Church in Princeton, Ind.

Reception Committee:
Princeton Mayor, C. A. Schubart
Circuit Court Judge, S. L. Vanderver
Wesley McDowell of the Carmen’s Union
T. O. Whitten of the UMWA Union
E. O. Bennett of the Boilermaker’s Union
Tom Christian of the Teamster’s Union
Shirley Smith of the Machinist’s Union

The different Labor Unions will form as follows:
On Monroe Street facing Gibson:
United Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way
The Blacksmith’s Union
Electrical Union # 604
Stationary Engineers Union # 72

On Pickney Street facing Gibson Street:
The Barber’s Union # 751
Princeton UMWA Union # 5584

On Mulberry Street facing Gibson Street
Brickmason’s Union
Sheetmetal Workers Union # 96
Boilermaker’s Union
Railway Clerk’s Union
Telephone Operator’s Union

On Christian Street facing Gibson Street:
Carpenter’s Union # 618
Painter’s Union # 373
Ft Branch UMWA Union #2777

On Illinois Street facing Gibson Street:
The Brotherhood of Railway Carmen

On Indiana Street facing Gibson Street
Francisco UMWA Union #1085

On Kentucky Street facing Gibson Street:
The Central Labor Union
Machinists Union # 985
The Oaktown Band
the Speakers Carriages:
Princeton, Indiana Mayor, C. A. Schubart
Circuit Judge, S. L. Vanderver
The Reception Committee

Parade Route
The Parade will start at 9:30 am
The Parade will stat at Kentucky and Gibson Streets, then North to State Street; thento Main Street,
then to Broadway Street, then to Hart Street, then to Spruce Street and from Spruce Street to the Fairgrounds


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