In a message dated 4/25/01 1:52:24 PM Central Daylight Time, [log in to unmask]

> 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.

Oh Yes, still had one of these working in Saginaw Mich as late as 1939 - 1940

It was finally replaced by refrigeration produced ice plant

The walls were a foot or so think and insulated with cork to keep the ice
from melting.

Fire departments had to let them burn if they caught fire