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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Weekend of Celebrations

Potter Days, Lodgepole Old Settlers Days Scheduled

 

September 1, 2021

Labor Day is historically a time to recognize and celebrate the worker, and labor unions. In 1882, Matthew Maguire encouraged all 56 unions in his area to make a “public show of support,” about 12 years before President Grover Cleveland made Labor Day an official holiday.

The parade culminated with a festival including a dance pavilion, beer garden, playgrounds and picnic areas.

In some ways, community hasn't changed more in the 100-plus years.

Two Cheyenne County communities are having community events aligned with Labor Day.

Lodgepole is having its 96th Old Settlers Reunion Sept. 4-...



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