Natural Ice Harvesting on the Menominee River
April 24, 2017 at 6 PM
Stephenson Public Library
The Crystal Ice Company harvested ice on the Menominee River until the winter of 1964/1965. Join Tim Cox for a special presentation on how his family’s business harvested ice from the river and got it into local homes and businesses before standard refrigeration. Mr. Cox will talk about his family’s business and the process of ice harvesting, including how the processes of cutting and culling ice changed with the introduction of motorized equipment. He will show photographs and film footage from Crystal Ice Company’s last harvest and bring hand tools used by his grandfather.
The public is welcome to this free event.