Firefighters Revive Lost Art of Ice Harvest A hundred years ago, blocks of ice were cut from frozen northern lakes and shipped south for summer. Refrigerators killed that industry in the 1940s, but firefighters in the tiny town of New Bremen, N.Y., are keeping it going as a fundraising effort.
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Firefighters Revive Lost Art of Ice Harvest

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Firefighters Revive Lost Art of Ice Harvest

Firefighters Revive Lost Art of Ice Harvest

Firefighters Revive Lost Art of Ice Harvest

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A hundred years ago, blocks of ice were cut from frozen northern lakes and shipped south for summer. Refrigerators killed that industry in the 1940s, but firefighters in the tiny town of New Bremen, N.Y., are keeping it going as a fundraising effort.