Ice Harvesting Demonstration

Jul 20, 2017  | 7 min  | Ep 710

For thousands of years, the only way to get ice was to harvest and ship it, and up until the 1960s Northeastern Iowa was a well known exporter of ice. To celebrate its history, Lansing, Iowa holds an ice harvesting demonstration to show the current generation all the work that went into getting ice before the advent of freezers and ice makers.