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From: Karla Huebner <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] 1882: List of Legal Holidays - Federal & State
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2005 10:04:26 +0200
Indeed interesting, because in the family photos I've seen, the older ones
say "DT" for Dakota Territory (they are from Fargo), not North Dakota.
At 08:25 AM 10/8/2005, you wrote:
>Interesting. North Dakota is listed as a state under the November 1882
>date. North Dakota was the 39th state in the USA; it became a state on
>November 2, 1889. Arizona became a state in 1912. How many states listed
>below were officially states in 1882?
>From: Donna St. Felix [mailto:]
>Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 11:30 PM
>Subject: [TMG] 1882: List of Legal Holidays - Federal & State
>Following is a little insight into the lives of 1882.
>Much of today was not legally recognized then.
>All below is typed exact to the publication including 'Lettres'. Feel free
>to pass on or use with credit.
>Transcribed by: D.M. ST. FELIX ~ 2005, Oct 7.
>*** *** *** *** *** *** ***
>From: 'Collier's Cyclopedia of Commercial and Social Information and
>Treasury of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge on Art, Science, Pastimes,
>Belles-Lettres, and Many, Other Subjects of Interest in the American Home
>Circle'. 'Compiled by Nugent Robinson'. Published 'New York - Peter
>Fenelon Collier & Son - MCM' 'Copyright 1882 by P.F. Collier.'
>Legal Holidays in the United States.
>The nation has no legal holidays, although by statute it recognizes some
>State holidays to the extent of allowing national banks, the post-offices
>and the nation's employees in general to conform to local custom. There are
>no legal holidays in Arkansas, Kansas and Mississippi, although work is
>suspended by common consent in Kansas on the holidays most generally
>celebrated in other States; Arkansas and Mississippi "keep" Christmas and
>the Fourth of July without legal enactment.
>Holidays provided by State laws are as follows:
>Jan. 1. - New Year's Day: in all States but Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi,
>Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.
>Jan. 8. - Anniversary of Battle of New Orleans: Louisiana.
>Jan. 19. - General Lee's Birthday: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North
>Carolina, and Virginia.
>Feb. 12. - Lincoln's Birthday: Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York,
>Feb. 22. - Washington's Birthday: all States but Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, and
>March 2. - Anniversary of Texan Independence: Texas.
>March 4. - Fireman's Anniversary in New Orleans, La.
>April 19. - Patriots' Day: Massachusetts.
>April 21. - Anniversary of Battle of San Jacinto: Texas.
>April 26. - Memorial Day: Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
>May 10. - Memorial Day: North Carolina.
>May 20. - Anniversary of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence: North
>May 30. _ Decoration Day: In Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut,
>Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine,
>Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,
>Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
>Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin,
>Washington, and Wyoming.
>June 3. - Jefferson Davis's Birthday: Alabama and Florida.
>July 4. - Independence Day: In all states but Arkansas, Mississippi, and
>July 24. - Pioneers' Day: Utah.
>Aug. 16. - Bennington Battle-day: Vermont.
>Sept. (first Saturday of). - Labor Day: Pennsylvania.
>Sept. (first Monday of). - Labor Day: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut,
>Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
>Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
>New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota,
>Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.
>Oct. (first Monday of). - Labor Day: California.
>Oct. 15. - Lincoln Day: Connecticut.
>Oct. 31. - Admission Day: Nevada.
>Nov. 1. - All Saints' Day: Louisiana.
>Nov. (first Tuesday after first Monday of). - General Election Day: Arizona,
>California, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri,
>Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio,
>Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,
>West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
>Nov. (last Wednesday of). - Labor Day: Louisiana.
>Nov. (last Thursday of). - Thanksgiving Day: observed in all States in
>compliance with Governors proclamations.
>Dec. 25. - Christmas: all States but Arkansas, Kansas, and Mississippi.
>Arbor Day (celebrated on different dates, according to proclamation or
>statute): in Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North
>Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Texas, and Utah.
>Saturday afternoons are legal holidays in Maryland, New Jersey, New York,
>Pennsylvania and the cities of New Orleans, Wilmington (Del.), as well as in
>New-castle County, Del., and Denver, Col., from June 1 to September 30.
>Of holidays on varying dates are Good Friday, in Alabama, Louisiana,
>Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee; Mardi Gras, in Alabama and the Parish
>of Orleans, La.; State Election Day, in Rhode Island in early April.
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