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carol kammen <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 25 Apr 2001 17:48:49 -0700
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>Once when I was up in Glens Falls we went somewhere and they had a thick
>walled barn full of ice stored with shavings of wood to keep it from freezing
>the blocks together. It was a hot summer day out but freezing in the "ice"
>barn. I remember seeing picture where horse drawn wagons were on the shore of
>a lake and with big saws they were cutting the ice and dragging the blocks to
>the shore where the wagon was.
>My Mother remembers when she was a kid her grandfather would grind up ice
>from the "Ice House" and they would have Maple sugar melted and poured over
>it. A big treat in them bygone days Deanna

Thanks.  Nice ice memories which a number of people share. It is
really interesting that ice harvesting is remembered so fondly. I
will pass along your memoir for the kids.    carol kammen