Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 08:26:15 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka 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 When I was a child, a nice, older, childless couple sort of adopted us as surrogate grandparents. My surrogate grandfather grew up in New York City and told me about skating on the Hudson and about watching ice being cut from the river. This man died on his sixtieth birthday around maybe 1966, 1967, or 1968. Don's date accommodates this man's experience. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]