Re: Ice Houses?
- Hi Angela,
Thank you for your expanded insight.
When I started building my alternate cooler, my intention was only to
make a box that looked more period correct and still keep my beer cold.
I quickly realized that the materials I used were avaialable to our
ancestors of the time. Why couldn't they build such a portable cooler?
Of course this devolved into the question of "why not?"!
I've enjoyed this expanded discussion as it illuminated a topic that
I've not come across in historical books, or record thus far.
It would seem by the posts received, that ice houses were of a necesary
primary concern during our era (and before), and even planned on a
grand scale (thanks Ray), not to mention "ice cream" as being a most
coveted luxury of their time (Thanks Tim).
To all others who contributed, I thank you too!
Your Most Humble Serv't
"Angela Gottfred" <agottfre@...> wrote:
> Dear L2,
> I believe the original question was about ice houses in relation to the
> availability of ice; and I described ice houses in the fur trade as an example
> of just how widespread they were at that time.
> I've double-checked the _Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles_,
> and I did get my terminology slightly mixed; the term "hangard" was often used
> for an ice house; a "glacier" was a pit filled with ice and used to preserve
> food. Both structures were used in the fur trade.
> I've seen many glaciers in the Rockies, but "glacier" meaning "a building built
> from ice" is completely new to me.
> Your humble & obedient servant,
> Angela Gottfred
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
> > Lalozon
> > Sent: April 5, 2006 9:00 AM
> > To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [WarOf1812] Ice Houses?
> > From: "Angela Gottfred" <agottfre@...>
> > Ice houses (also called "glaciers") were often part of fur posts across
> > Western Canada during this time period.
> > "As there was now plenty of shore ice of sufficient thickness, we made a
> > Glacier for frozen meat.
> > Angela
> > Help me out here ?!?!
> > Ice House: a building used to store ice (Eastern North America and UK)
> > Glacier: a building made of ice (North Western North America)
> > I believe the original question was about "Ice House" a building used to
> > store ice
> > Yrs.,
> > L2 ~ AdC
> > Crown Forces
> > Canada
> > ==========