MN90: Cleanliness next to Godliness on Harriet Island

MN90: Cleanliness next to Godliness on Harriet Island


Before Minnesotans had bathtubs, they had Harriet Island. Every summer, from 1900 to 1918, thousands of area residents would come to the Island’s shores to bathe in the Mississippi River. MN90 producer Marisa Helms tells us how one man’s obsession with cleanliness kept Saint Paulites fresh for nearly two decades.