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Near Utica in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ice Harvesting
 
Ice Harvesting Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
1. Ice Harvesting Marker
 
Inscription. During the 18th century ice cream was a rarity and considered a dish of the very wealthy. This was because ice was difficult to come by until the widespread use of “ice harvesting” and the insulated icehouse.

Then the number of confectioners who sold ice cream increased, and ice cream parlors began appearing in major cities. By the mid-19th century ice cream had become popular with the masses.
 
Erected by Velvet Ice Cream Company.
 
Location. 40° 12.913′ N, 82° 26.501′ W. Marker is near Utica, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker can be reached from Mt. Vernon Road.. Click for map. Marker is in a covered outdoor antique agricultural implement display area next to "Ye Olde Mill.". Marker is at or near this postal address: 11324 Mt. Vernon Road, Utica OH 43080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Ye Olde Mill" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hufford House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Homer Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Major General William Starke Rosecrans / Bishop Sylvester Horton Rosecrans (approx. 5.1 miles away); Victoria Claflin-Woodhull-Martin / First Woman Candidate for President of the United States (approx. 5.1 miles away); Brandon World War II Honor Roll (approx. 7.5 miles away); John Sparks (approx. 7.7 miles away); "Alligator" Mound (approx. 10.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Utica.
 
Ice Cutters Photograph on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
2. Ice Cutters Photograph on Marker
These cutters, at work in Sandusky, Ohio, are using saws and hand-held plows to harvest the ice crop.
 

 
Also see . . .  The History of Velvet Ice Cream. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Ice House Photograph on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
3. Ice House Photograph on Marker
One hundred men with ten or twelve teams were needed to scrape, mark, plow, break, and deliver the ice to the elevator in order to fill the icehouse with a capacity of twenty-five thousand tons within a reasonable amount of time.
 
 
Ice Harvesting Marker in Agricultural Display Area Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
4. Ice Harvesting Marker in Agricultural Display Area
 
 
Agricultural Implement Display Area Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
5. Agricultural Implement Display Area
 
 
Ye Olde Mill along OH Rt 13 Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
6. Ye Olde Mill along OH Rt 13
 
 
Ye Olde Mill Sign on OH Rt 13 Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
7. Ye Olde Mill Sign on OH Rt 13
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 674 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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