The St. Paul Daily Globe, July 31, 1902, p. 2
UP-TO-DATE KITCHEN AT THE PUBLIC BATHS.
Dr. Ohage Plans New Improvement for Accommodation of Picnic Parties.
For the accommodation of the many picnic parties that use Harriet Island, Health Commissioner Ohage is preparing to arrange a kitchen which will be equipped with everything necessary for cooking and serving purposes. Many of the picnic crowds now build a fire in the open air, and the installation of the kitchen is for the purpose of removing the danger of a bad fire from flying sparks. The kitchen will be free to all who want to use it.
Dr. Ohage announces that when the conference committee meets he will ask that $30,000 be placed in the budget for the baths. Of the amount $15,000 is to be used in completing the improvements planned last year. These include the dredging of the slough to the south of the island, the construction of a harbor for small boats, the increasing of the island's area, and the possible erection of another pavilion. The remainder of the money will be used for maintenance.
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