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Labor Day 1915

Caption reads: "A Typical American Working Man's Family going to a Labor Day Picnic" in 1915

Caption reads: “A Typical American Working Man’s Family going to a Labor Day Picnic” in 1915

According to the Tacoma Times one hundred years ago, there were active celebrations of Labor Day  even amidst the WWI news.


For the complete article, click the image from: “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers from the Library of Congress”

But The Journal (of Burlington) in 1915 reported bank stockholder meetings and County fair activities but had no references to Labor Day as a holiday or event.

For more background on labor history here are few books

The fight in the fields : Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers movement by Susan Ferriss and Ricardo Sandoval

The working poor : invisible in America by David K. Shipler.

Sweat and blood : a history of U.S. labor unions by Gloria Skurzynski.

Company towns of the Pacific Northwest by Linda Carlson.

Harvest Wobblies : the Industrial Workers of the World and agricultural laborers in the American West, 1905-1930 by Greg Hall.

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How Healthy is Skagit County?


22% of children in Skagit County live in poverty –

18% of Skagit County residents are uninsured –

Click the box above to see how healthy Skagit County ranks in comparison to other communities.  A large study recently released shows statistics and data related to healthy communities giving a baseline of information.  The baseline can be used to compare with similar communities or future rankings to note improvements in our quality of life indicators.

Take some time to look through the data.  Those who are already involved in healthy living activities will find it interesting to study the data.  It includes sources for the data which other media reports rarely do!!!

There is even a prize for the the community that improves the most – Spokane County won it in 2014!


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Research and Homework in a new age!

Gale Virtual Reference Library for Homework and Research at the Burlington Library

The Burlington Library has some new ways to do your research – while we still have lots of books to peruse for facts and background on homework topics, you can now get to them using our Gale Virtual Reference Library ebook site called GVRL. Have your library card handy, click this image and check it out! If you need help, please ask.



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