Did you know that Oregon became the first state to enact an official recognition of Labor Day on February 21, 1887?
The first initiatives began through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. Four more states followed Oregon’s lead that year. By 1890 twenty-three additional states adopted the holiday. The U.S. Congress established the first Monday in September of each year as a national holiday.
In honor of all the hard working men and women, here is a look back at the Bridge of the Gods construction over the Columbia River during the late 1920’s.