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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Central Trades Assembly

Wednesday, September 1, 1909

On this date in Rock Springs Park history, the Central Trades Assembly Picnic of Washington, Pa., held it's Labor Day picnic.

The Washington, Pa., Central Trades Assembly decided at its regular meeting last night not to hold any celebration in Washington this year on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, but instead to hold a picnic at Rock Springs Park, Chester, W. Va., on Wednesday, September 1.

The round trip rate from Washington and Canonsburg will be $1.25 for adults, and 65 cents for children. Trains leave Washington at 7:05, 7:35 and 8:15 a.m. Returning, will leave the park at 6:00, 7:30 and 8:00 pm.

Tickets will be on sale next Monday, the 23rd., at the Union Labor Journal office, 202 Brown building, opposite the court house; from the committee men, Frank M. King, chairman; Josepa Marble, Thomas Holmes and William C. Black.

There is something new every year at Rock Springs, and as there has been no picnic from Washington to this park in two years, a large crowd is expected from both this place and from Waynesburg and Canonsburg.

The speakers for the picnic will be William Green, of Columbus, Ohio; Charles E. Lawyer, of Wheeling, W.Va., and Van Bittner, of Piitsburg [sic]. (The Washington Reporter, August 19, 1909.)

Special rates from Waynesburg and surrounding points will be announced later.

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