For 100 years, the National Park Service has preserved America’s special places “for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.” Celebrate its second century with the Find Your Park GeoTour that launched April 2016 and explore these geocaches placed for you by National Park Service Rangers and their partners.
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?
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