ROVA - Ice Pond
In New York, United States
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This cache has been placed by the NPS with permission from Deputy Superintendent, Carol Kohan
During the winter, workmen from the Roosevelt estate would cut large blocks of ice from the pond you are standing next to. The workmen would put the ice onto horse-drawn sleighs or wagons and take them up the hill to the ice house near the stable. The blocks of ice would be packed in straw or sawdust in the ice house and would last until the following winter. This ice would be used to keep food cold in an icebox, located in the kitchen, long before refrigerators were invented.
Did you Know . . . Franklin Roosevelt learned to swim in the ice pond you are standing next to?
Thank you to MSTzilla for the artwork and austin316num1wwe for the cache container and maintenance!
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Last Updated: on 8/17/2014 4:14:17 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:14 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum