Thursday, February 2, 2017

Ice Harvesting on the Fox River

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Ice harvesting on the Fox River c1900
Before refrigeration, ice harvesting on the Fox River was an important and necessary industry.Maryann Wolcott Do you have any pictures of the Ice storage buildings or delivery wagons? I loved telling people about this whole process when I was a docent at the Downers Grove Museum.
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Here is the Parce ice house located near River & Logan St.
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And one of the Parce delivery wagons
Parts of an interpretive sign near the Carpentersville Dam:

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