News of the Week, September 11 to September 17.

Oregon Spectator, September 11, 1846 EMIGRANTS – Several families with their wagons have arrived in our City, and appear healthy and cheerful. They traveled over Mr. Barlow’s road, over which probably most of the emigration will come. There appears to be a general willingness on the part of the emigration to pay the required toll,…

News of the Week, Labor Day

Labor Day was first recognized in the United States through city ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. Although New York first proposed a day for a state holiday, Oregon was the first state to pass a bill establishing the holiday in 1887. In 1894 Congress created a national holiday establishing the first Monday of September…