February 23, 1924

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News from February 23, 1924

News from February 23, 1924 (Buffalo Courier, via Newspapers.com™)

Buffalo Celebrates Washington Day

On February 23, 1924, newspapers reported that New Yorkers commemorated Washington’s birthday with various activities celebrating the nation’s first president, George Washington. The holiday inspired gatherings and social events, where families, friends, and communities honored the day in their own manner.

Historical records from Buffalo describe a lively scene where streets crowded with people taking advantage of the mild weather to enjoy the day. Flags were lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the occasion. Factories released their workers early, giving them a half-holiday, while banks and other financial institutions stayed closed.

However, despite the festivities, some aspects of daily life continued unaffected. The suspension of mail delivery services on this legal holiday caused inconvenience to businesses that remained operational. According to one account, the decision to halt mail delivery was at the discretion of the local Postmaster.

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