Pictured above, Jim and Cheri take a well deserved break from volunteering at last year’s Miner’s Day Community Celebration. In 1930 Weld County had 14 of the 318 coal mines in located here in the state. While this represented only about 4.5% of the mines they managed to produce nearly 25% of all the coal mined in Colorado. Frederick was founded in 1907 as a mining town. Although the last mine closed in the 50’s the town has held onto its proud history and in 2003 Frederick hosted the first Annual Miners Day celebration. The preparation for this year’s event began as soon as the last one ended and Long’s Insurance Agency has been heavily involved in the planning and is proud to support the city that supports us. This daylong event offers live music, dancing, a parade, a car show, exhibitors, history, food, contests, fireworks and lots of family fun. Come and join us this year at James M. Crist Park 105 5th St. Frederick, CO 80530 on September 20th for the 12th Annual Miners Day celebration. We look forward to seeing you there!!
I was thinking about how Labor Day originated during the 1870s because workers were treated poorly and held to standards like a 58 hour workweek and an 8 hour work day wasn’t even a concept. It makes you feel lucky to have a day off to enjoy a ball game at the beautiful Coors field here in Denver. We are here to watch the Rockies take on the Giants this afternoon at 2:10 pm.
Did you know that the unemployment rate for Colorado was 5.5% as of June where the national average was 6.1% and the highest percentage of unemployment by state was 7.9% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We are also celebrating that Colorado was the second state to declare Labor Day a state holiday. That’s just a couple more reasons to appreciate living here.
Happy Labor Day from Long’s Insurance Agency!