Labor Day in the United States became a federal holiday in 1894. Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.
After learning something, let me take you inside my weekend full of family fun including a corn maze, lake time, a random apple orchard and adventures in Taylor Falls, that no longer has Falls actually but holds the St Croix’s Cross (see below). The boyfriend Steve, his brother and sister-in-law and their little 1-year-baby Allison also enjoyed the hour-long corn maze. With the help of Instagram to showcase some of the love of the water, family and adventure. Enjoy.