Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor Volume 9, Nos. 54-55

Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor Volume 9, Nos. 54-55

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...sum of three thousand dollars is hereby appropriated from the revenues of the District of Columbia. to he immediately available. for the purposes of this act. Pursuant to this law a portion of the tidal reservoir beach, containing about 3 acres and lying immediately West of the Monument, was set aside, with the approval of the Secretary of Var, for use as a public-bath station. Owing to the great mass of alluvium deposited at this spot by the action of the river current it was necessary to do considerable dredging and filling in with sand before a bottom suitable for bathing purposes could be secured. This being at length accomplished, a number of frame dressing booths were erected, and the beach was thrown open to the public in the summer of 1891. No further appropriation was made for the beach until 1894, when $1,000 was provided by the District appropriation act approved August 7 of that year. During the intervening period the running expenses of the beach were met by means of fees from bathers for the use of bath suits and by other charges for special advantages. Since 1894 regular appropriations have been made each year for the maintenance of the beach. In 1896, with the approval of the Secretary of War, work was commenced under an appropriation of '-1'5-,00()to be' used " toward adapting the inner basin on the Potomac Flats for a public bathing pool." The plan contemplated the grading of the surrounding banks ' ' to leave a sandcovered beach about 25 feet wide a few inches above the level of the water nearly all around the pool, and from the outer edge of the sand to grade the bank at a general incline of about 30, to be maintained in place by growing trees and grass roots." At the mouth of...show more

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 594g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847792
  • 9781236847799