Exeter’s annual ice harvest
As recently as the 1950s, some Exeter families still cooled their food in an icebox.
Before electric refrigeration became popular in the 1930s, the icebox was a standard piece of kitchen equipment. Several times each week the ice truck would stop in front of the house and a burly man would haul a large chunk of ice into the house. As the ice slowly melted, the household schedule would be (dominated) by the need to empty the drip pan, often cutting short day trips to the beach…….
Vintage autos: Stanley Brothers made their mark with steam
Francis and Freeland Stanley were identical twins. They produced the most famous steam car in the world. They first failed in a steam car project in Maine, but the creation of a steam car was later successful in 1897.
They established their car factory in Watertown, Mass., near Boston. In 1888, they completed three steam carriages.
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