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Name: Frozen Water Trade
Date: September 19, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Event Description:
Eileen Eckert of Barton Historical Society will remember the forgotten industry of ice harvesting. Before electric refrigerators and mechanical ice making technology, ice was cut from frozen ponds, lakes, and rivers and sold to meat packing and brewing companies, as well as to residential ice box owners. Explore the many inventions that enhanced ice production, an industry that rivaled cotton in the 19th Century. Eileen will also present her drawings and paintings that depict the rise and fall of the ice harvesting industry. No charge.
Location:
the Old Courthouse Museum
320 S 5th Ave West Bend 53095
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Contact Information:
Patricia 262-335-4678
Fees/Admission:
Free
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