It’s easy to forget the convenience of ice when we merely walk to our freezers and throw a couple chunks of the frozen stuff into our drinks.
But just over a hundred years ago, providing ice to people was big business!
And where was a great location to retrieve this needed ice? Why, Minnesota, of course!
Frigid temperatures, long winters,and dangerous conditions made for work that took a lot of physical and mental strength. This job also needed math, environmental science, and a ton of physics skills!
To learn more about the history of ice harvesting in Minnesota, read about it on the Big River website :