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Llama in the Park.

this picture her body and coloring almost obscures that of her baby who is beside her.

Children enjoy Island Park, not only because of the thrill of seeing animals and wildfowl close-up but also because of the playing facilities provided for them there, and family gatherings on week ends have become increasingly popular.

This lovely Island, within walking distance from the centre of the city, is the site for many outdoor summer sports in Portage; tennis, baseball and golf specifically. The annual Fair, with all the gaiety connected with it, is still a looked-forward-to event there too.

Sailboat on the Lake

Lake Scene

Several beautiful homes have been built on the Island s-ince the days when the Poldens were the only residents there. From their kitchen or living room windows house-wives look out on scenes such as these, and their husbands can forget the hustle and bustle of the workaday city-life five minutes after leaving their offices or places of business.