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Ice Harvesting was Big Business in Late 1800s
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TitleIce Harvesting was Big Business in Late 1800s
Extended TitleBean Lake was Center of Activity
AbstractArticle describes the early ice industry in the Kansas City area including the local companies who were in business in the late 1800s. One of the early entrepreneurs in the ice business was James Yates who founded the Yates Ice Company and built large ice houses at Bean Lake in northwest Platte County. The dangerous work of harvesting the ice was frequently performed by immigrant workers. Many local farmers also harvested their own ice by damming creeks on their property. A sidebar article is also featured titled "Short History of Bean Lake."
NotesFrom "The Landmark," August 1993
AuthorLorene Goodpasture
DateSeptember-December 2013
SourcePlatte County Missouri Historical & Genealogical Society Bulletin
PublisherPlatte County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.
Ice industry
Local SubjectYates Ice Company
Yates, James
People's Ice and Cold Storage Company
Bean Lake
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CONTENTdm number40764
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