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The Businesses of Storing Ice

Ice harvesting became an important area industry in the late 1800ís and would remain so until the 1940ís with mass production of the refrigerator.  Some lakes where ice was harvested were Nuangola, the Ice Lakes, and Blytheburn.  Ponds were even constructed specifically for this purpose.  Icehouses were built near the lakes for storage and the railroads were nearby to transport the ice to the cities.

 

The Ice House
The Upper Ice House
Upper Ice House in summer
An ice saw used to cut the ice for storage.
Clearing the ice for cutting.
The conveyor to the storage shed.
Floating the ice to the conveyor.
The ice crew poses for a picture.
Summer fun on the Ice Pond.