Happy Labor Day

Workers pose in front of the Boston and Colorado Smelter at Argo Photo Colorado Historical Society
Workers pose in front of the Boston and Colorado Smelter at Argo
Photo Colorado Historical Society

From the Denver Public Library:

On March 15, 1887, Colorado’s Sixth General Assembly passed a law designating the first Monday in September as a holiday honoring workers. Less than a month earlier, Oregon had been the first state to create an official labor holiday. President Grover Cleveland signed legislation that made Labor Day a federal holiday on June 28, 1894.

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