August 28, 2011
Before Labor Day shows up (which is next weekend by the way), it’s always fun to think about family plans for that day. A lot of families get together for barbecues and time together. The end of fall and a sense of the barbecue sitting idle for the winter is always a part of the conversations around the country.
But do you know the rest of the story?According to history, Labor Day is “Dedicated to the Social and Economic Achievements of American Workers.
”According to History.com
(you know, the History Channel), in US history, the late 1850′s was an economy based more on manufacturing than agriculture from the past. This brought on Unions organizing strikes and rallies protesting the age limitations, low wages, and long hours. On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers marched up to the New York City Hall looking for better working conditions. This turned into the first Labor Day Parade. Many states followed their lead and parades were expanding from town to town. Unfortunately violence erupted as in the Haymarket Riots of 1886 in Chicago and lives were lost. Again in 1894, the workers in the Pullman Palace Car Company in Chicago went on strike due to wages being cut and their Union Representatives getting fired. Then a few weeks later on June 26th, Eugene V. Debs from the American Railroad Union asked for a boycott of the Pullman Railroad cars to support the company’s employees concerns. This basically stopped transportation across the nation and hardly any product was being moved.
The Federal Government had to do something, so they tried to break the strike by dispatching their military troops to Chicago which brought on several riots in the city and more deaths. The President at the time, President Grover Cleveland, wanted reconciliation with the Unions. Congress had no choice but to pass a Labor Day Holiday act quickly that was voted in unanimously and signed into law just 6 days after the 1894 strike.
And there you have it. Interesting, don’t you think?
The Prospector has great prices right now when you reserve a room online.
Enjoy Park City’s events this weekend and stay in town at The Prospector for a great low price. Come to Park City this weekend for our famous Olympian national teams event. The Olympic Team will be putting on a 25 minutes freestyle aerial show this Saturday morning. Our Athletes put on a choreographed presentation as skiers and snowboarders fly as high as 60 feet into the air. Fun for all the family and ages. All this on Saturday morning.
While in town, never miss the Farmers Market and art galleries. Park City is always fun in the summertime.
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Park City is at it again. Next Friday night the city in the mountains is lucky enough to have the Images of Nature Gallery host The Wildlife Protection Society Fundraiser. They have their annual silent auction from six to nine p.m. while the gallery is open to the public.
Not only do we have a non-profit auction for such a good cause next weekend, Park City’s Showcase of Homes will be entering its second of three weekends. I counted over 12 festivities in Park City next weekend! From the arts to farmers markets, it’s incredible.
The Prospector has rooms still available for next weekend at very low rates. From a hotel room to a three bedroom condo, there is enough space for you and your friends. Reserve your room on this website and receive two complimentary day passes to the Silver Mountain Sports Club and Spa.
What a weekend coming up!
The Prospector has great prices for all types of rooms. Weekend getaways to Park City, Utah are getting less expensive and now is the time to get away. Before school and school functions keep your your and your children away from each other, run away to Park City for a weekend of family time. Enjoy the green mountain views and five start restaurants before the snow hits. The Prospector has rooms available at very low prices before the skiing season hits. Now is the time.
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Park City, Utah is a great place on a Sunday morning and one of my favorite spots is a coffee shop. French Vanilla coffee on a Sunday morning is one of my favorite times of the week. Park City is full of wonderful moments all times of the year. In the winter, its holiday revelry and Sundance Film Festivals. (Don’t forget the skiing.) Summer brings music concerts and Farmers Markets. All year around is shopping, great food, and fun times with friends.
In the coffee shop, I enjoy watching people from all over the world come together with family and friends to enjoy a relaxed moment together. It has always amazed me how a cup of java seems to be a universal social activity.
The other day I saw two elderly men sit and chat together about the weather. It was obviously idle chit chat, but you could see the kinship the two men had together. I could tell they have been talking about the weather for years. Two friends just enjoying a Sunday morning just like me.