History threads — Kurzrok picnic
This is the latest in an occasional series of posts about the history of the garment industry in Warren, Washington and Essex counties.
Victory was extra sweet when the Max Kurzrok Co. garment workers’ baseball team defeated the Morrison Brush Co. team 8–0 on Aug. 7, 1920.
The winning team received $50 in gold pieces as a prize, put up by the garment company owner, The Post-Star reported on Aug. 9.
The baseball game was the opening activity at the Kurzrok company’s fourth annual picnic at Kaydeross Park in Saratoga Springs.
Employees from the company’s garment factories in Glens Falls, Hudson Falls and Warrensburg boarded nine chartered trolley cars at Glens Falls at 9 a.m. for “one round of continuous pleasure” that lasted until 8 p.m.
After the ball game a luncheon was served.
Afternoon activities included “races of all kinds, jumping events and other activities,” and free airplane rides.
“A number of employees saw the earth from the air for the first time,” The Post-Star reported.
A band played music for dancing from 4 to 8 p.m.
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