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?
August 4, 2011
For some of us, we still remember when passed Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. came to a three-week conference at The Prospector for the 2007 Park City Mathematics Institute. Now running for President, The Prospector thinks it is pretty cool to have had such a well-known politician speak in their conference rooms.
For those of you who were at the conference, you will remember his comments spoken in Chinese that was translated into “Together we study, together we progress.”
The Prospector has had many seminars and events in its history. They would love to hear from their followers as to their favorite moments and why. Tell them your stories by commenting and they will look them up in archives. Maybe those moments can be blogged about for old times sake.
Stay at The Prospector while attending the Events coming up like Dead Poet’s Society and Salty Horror Int Film Festival. When booking your rooms directly on The Prospector web site, guests receive two complimentary day passes to the Silver Mountain Sports Club and Spa.
The Prospector has a great event for those seeking personal sports coaching. Coming to Park City, Utah, King Sports Intl will be in the Theater Lounge North Room in The Prospector from August 21 through August 24. An event for Sports Enthusiasts.
King Sports Intl is a 25 year old coaching service that focusses exclusively toward the physical development of athletes around the world in over 10 countries. Professional athletes have the opportunity to learn more about the physical preparation needed as well as coaching.
Stay at The Prospector with hotel prices starting at $97 per night. Reserve directly on TheProspectorParCity.com website and receive two complimentary day passes to the Silver Mountain Sports Club and Spa.
If you would prefer to contact The Prospector in person, call 888-283-3030 (toll free)/435-658-3030 (Local) and speak to one of their friendly guest service agents for a room.
The Prospector has tickets available for the production of The Princess Bride playing at The Park City Community Church. Tickets are available at the Prospector front desk if theater goers would like to stop by and pick them up.
Running until July 30th, what a great family event! Starts at 7:30 pm on a weeknight and 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays with 2 PM Matinee on Saturdays. Located behind the Park City Nursery (4501 N Hwy 224, just turn into Sun Peak Drive), The Park City Community Church welcomes the community to celebrate great literature.
See you soon!
The Prospector salutes the US Women Ski Jumpers! Wonderful news in that beginning 2014, the Women’s Ski Jumpers are now in the Winter Olympic Games programming. There is going to be a benefit in Park City, Utah on July 15 that will have guests such as former Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini and of course the members of the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team. A night to remember with fine cuisine, fine music, and intellectual conversation.
Stay at the Prospector for the weekend while attending this great benefit with starting rates for the hotel at just $97 a night. Click here to make a reservation and receive 2 complimentary day passes to the Silver Mountain Sports Club and Spa. Prefer to make reservations over the phone? Call toll-free at 888-283-3030 or 435-658-3030.