This weekend, we’re celebrating the end of summer–the bookend to Memorial Day and a great Monday to have off. Labor Day was created to supposedly honor the American worker but was passed in record time in 1887 by a Congress and president with a guilty-conscience.
It began with a broken promise–probably one that shouldn’t have been made. But it was made–and believed to be made for all the right reasons on one side and the more logical reason on the other side–the reason of profit.
George Pullman, like any great American businessman, found his niche. He grew up near the Erie Canal and witnessed the importance of creating luxury transportation and adapted it to the newborn railroad system.
After transporting Lincoln’s body through 180 cities and seven states demand for Pullman’s cars grew, … Read More… →