Archival Anecdotes: A Winter's Harvest
January 13, 2020
In the early days of the ice box, harvesting ice was a lucrative business. Small communities often utilized their fresh water sources during the late winter months to collect ice.
Could you imagine teams bundling up to haul ice out of the river?
Large blocks of ice were then stored in a cooling house and make available for sale.
Families relied on the ice to keep the food in the ice box co...