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Pocono Pines in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ice Harvesting Industry

 
 
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By Rick Bodenschatz, June 3, 2017
1. Ice Harvesting Industry Marker
Inscription. Ice was harvested on local lakes from 1896 thru the 1940s. Vast icehouses insulated with sawdust at Naomi Lake, Pocono Lake, Stillwater Lake, Anglewood lake and Brady’s Lake kept tons of ice frozen through summer. Blocks of ice were shipped by rail to major cities and points south. Jobs such as Chunk Boy and Scraper were among those offered by the industry until electric refrigeration ended the era.
 
Erected 2017 by The Hackenberg, Erlsten & Fischer Families in honor of Robert & Shirley Fischer.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania History Tour marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.319′ N, 75° 28.109′ W. Marker is in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on PA Route 940 (Pennsylvania Route 940), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1712 Route 940, Pocono Pines PA 18350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tobyhanna Township (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Summer Youth Camps (about 700 feet away); Lutherland (approx. ¼ mile away); Pocono Pines Assembly
Ice Harvesting Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, June 11, 2017
2. Ice Harvesting Industry Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Fire Company / The Clymer Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Pocono Lake Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Stagecoach Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salem United Church of Christ (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocono Pines.
 
Also see . . .  Ice Harvesting Industry Site Dedication. (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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