Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 02:24:27 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: icebox and upstate At least in Texas, when electrical power plants were built they also had banks of tubs in which ice was made in part of the building. Not many of them are still operating. The Southern Ice Company in Texarkana (Texas side) operates out of the old power plant building, but does not use the old tubs, nor is electricity generated there. I suspect that such practices were common throughout the country, and that cutting blocks of ice out of ponds and rivers was pretty well gone by the 1920s. DMLance