#Snapped Throwback Thursday

(Bighorn Basin, Wyo.)- This image courtesy of the Park County Archives shows a man cutting ice from Quick Lake 8 miles south of Cody. circa-1920’s Ice cutting was a winter occupation of icemen whose task it was to collect surface ice from lakes and rivers for storage in ice houses and sale as a pre-refrigeration cooling method. Kept insulated, the ice was preserved for all-year delivery to residential and commercial customers with ice boxes for cold food storage. Ice harvesting generally involved waiting until approximately a foot of ice had built up on the water surface in the winter. The ice would then be cut with either a handsaw or a powered saw blade into long continuous strips and then cut into large individual blocks for transport by wagon back to the icehouse. #reboot #news #snapped