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Ice Harvesting Tools
These tools are an example of ice-harvesting technology circa 1900. The Singletree walking-plow cut lines in the ice to make a grid. Ice saws finish cutting through the thick ice.

Photograph by Charles W. Hodge, Illinois State Museum
From the collection of the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County

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