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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Labor Day, 1900

From the September 8, 1900 edition of the Silverton Standard

"Labor Day passed off as quiet as could be expected owing to the fact that a brand of liquor was opened up by some strangers with a new fangled roulette wheel early in the day. There were only sixteen fights and three shooting scrapes, one arrest and one fined. In the evening after the ball, some unknown person shot through the Angel of Mercy saloon window; Dooley's summer residence was set on fire and entirely consumed and the city jail was pushed down the hill into Cement creek. No one of importance was hurt as the inmate was an unknown without any money and he met his death in drowning. All in all the day was a grand improvement over that of last year when the liquor was opened up the day before."

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