Showing how ice used to be made

March 4, 2008 5:34:26 AM PST
There's more to ice than some cubes in your freezer.

There used be a whole industry devoted to ice in the days before the refrigerator.

Now, an Illinois farm museum is showing visitors how ice was "farmed" back in the day.

At the Kline Creek Farm, guests watch as workers use a 5-foot-tall saw needed to cut through the solid lake ice.

The farm's Keith McClow tells the Aurora Beacon-News the old-school way of getting ice is taking on new meaning in the 21st century.

He says nature's freezer is an energy efficient way of harnessing cold.


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