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Celebrating History: Labor Day preparations


Last updated 9/2/2016 at 6:20pm

By Emily Mayer

Havre’s many labor unions were busy preparing for the upcoming Labor Day Celebration this week 100 years ago, and it was no small affair.

The Sept. 2, 1916 issue of The Hill County Democrat outlined the many events plus prizes donated by various Havre businesses to the winners.

The events included a grand parade with cash prizes for the best float for “best uniformed float” and “Most appropriate decorated float.” Speaking from the band stand followed, and next was a baseball game between the Machinists and the Clerk’s unions.

The Havre Union Band played at...

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