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In Years Past

February 4, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, the icemen were beginning to worry over the prospects of securing the usual supply for their ice houses. As yet comparatively little ice had been harvested at the lower end of Chautauqua Lake. Mr. R.Stevenson, who was interested in the Lakewood Ice Company and the Johnson Ice Company, said to a representative of The Journal these companies had been forced to quit work on account of the warm weather. Very little ice was put in any of the three large ice houses owned by the Lakewood company and since the warm weather commenced a week ago, operations had to be quit. During the cold spell the Johnson Ice Company, which supplied the city of Jamestown with ice, had about 40 men employed and had about half a crop harvested.



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