History: Ice Harvesting, Neillsville, WI
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Harvesting ice on O'Neill Creek started soon after Neillsville became a village. The Neillsville Brewery, located above the south creek bank, needed a large supply of ice each year for their brewery storehouse. Home owners and other businesses purchased blocks of ice for refrigeration purposes until electrical refrigerators and freezers became accessible. Tibbett Ice & Fuel carried on the ice harvesting in the early 1900s, storing it in the shed along the north bank of O'Neill Creek. The Korman-Ghent Carriage Factory and Machine Shop, which faced Hewett Street, is visible in the background.

 

 


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