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During the 1880s, Milwaukee's breweries used more 335,000 tons of ice per year.  Meat packing also required large amounts of ice for the storage and shipment of meats.  Wisconsin was seen as a dependable source of high quality ice, particularly as rapid industrial expansion elsewhere led to increasingly polluted waterways. Pewaukee Lake in Waukesha County was a major ice harvesting site, and was used by Best Brewery, followed by Armour, Cudahy, and the Wisconsin Lakes Ice and Cartage… Pewaukee Lake, Meat Packing, Ice Houses, Milwaukee Wisconsin, English Springer Spaniel, Number Two, King Charles Spaniel, Work Inspiration, The Expanse

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During the 1880s, Milwaukee's breweries used more 335,000 tons of ice per year. Meat packing also required large amounts of ice for the storage and shipment of meats. Wisconsin was seen as a dependable source of high quality ice, particularly as rapid industrial expansion elsewhere led to increasingly polluted waterways. Pewaukee Lake in Waukesha County was a major ice harvesting site, and was used by Best Brewery, followed by Armour, Cudahy, and the Wisconsin Lakes Ice and Cartage…

The Milwaukee Road Hiawatha - Pewaukee, WI (acrylic by Bruce Friesch) Pewaukee Lake, Milwaukee Road, Train Art, Train Stations, Round House, Us Travel, Old Photos, Offices, Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Road Hiawatha - Pewaukee, WI (acrylic by Bruce Friesch)

View of Main Street, Pewaukee Door County Wisconsin, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Impala, Main Street, Maine, Traveling, New Homes, Explore, Education

The start of Pewaukee

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Pewaukee became one of the major suppliers of ice to Southeastern Wisconsin- Pewaukee Lake, Meat Packers, Ice Pictures, Clear Spring, Ice Houses, Spring Lake, Work Inspiration, Us Travel, Wisconsin

The clear spring lake which later became known as Pewaukee Lake was ideal for ice for commercial use in the days prior to electrical refrigeration. Ice harvesting was one of the major industries of Pewaukee. Major ice houses included those of meat packers, Armour and Plankinton. Pewaukee became one of the major suppliers of ice to Southeastern Wisconsin.

Alaska Station in Pewaukee Pewaukee Lake, Meat Packing, Ice Houses, Work Inspiration, Milwaukee, Hanging Out, Alaska, History, Winter

Alaska Station in Pewaukee

Alaska Station in Pewaukee. This was the Station stop that was used for loading ice that was cut from Pewaukee Lake during the winter and stored in ice houses located next to the tracks. Ice was shipped to Milwaukee and beyond for use in the meat packing houses.

Clark House - now the Clark House Museum and home to the Pewaukee Area Historical Society Historical Society, Wisconsin, Photos, Pictures, New Homes, Museum, History, House, Home

Clark House Museum 206 E Wisconsin Avenue Pewaukee, WI 53072 262-691-0233

Clark House Museum 206 E Wisconsin Avenue Pewaukee, WI 53072 262-691-0233

The Pewaukee Apple Work Inspiration, Watermelon, Art Gallery, Fruit, History, College Campus, Apples, Nursery, American

The Pewaukee Apple was developed by Pewaukeean, George Peffer, who had a fruit farm and nursery across from what is now the Waukesha County Technical College campus. Mr. Peffer received an award in 1870 from the American Pomological Society for the Pewaukee Apple.

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Waukesha Beach was a popular summer recreation area, from its beginnings in 1894 until it closed in 1949. It included roller coasters, a fun house, roller skating, a dance pavilion, souvenir stands and refreshments. Performers appearing at Waukesha Beach included the Andrews Sisters and Ted Mack, who later achieved fame with his Original Amateur Hour, which began on radio and later moved to television.

In the fall of Armour, one of the largest ice houses in Pewaukee, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Valencia, Ice Houses, Lightning Strikes, Milwaukee, Mount Rushmore, Mountains, History, Pictures, Painting

In the fall of 1901, Armour, one of the largest ice houses in Pewaukee, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

Frances Lorinda Heath Mar 1847 – Born on March 1847 in the lakeside village of Pewaukee, WI to Judge Chauncey Frances "Frank" Heath Eldridge Graham Heath and his wife, Frances “Frank” Minerva Williams Lakeside Village, Graham, March, History, Celebrities, Celebs, Foreign Celebrities, Historia, Mars

Making History

Philadelphia. In June of this year in the Cradle of Liberty I will celebrate my family and share a remarkable history that spans the globe with my Tegner cousins.