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A moment in Time: Ice Wagons

Ice wagons were essential in the success of the lumber camps in getting the logs out of the woods.  Ice wagons followed the rut cutters on trails and had barrels of water which were released in the ruts.  The ruts froze during the night and sleighs loaded with huge logs were able to travel with ease.  Women sometimes were hired to fill the barrels with water and drive the wagon down the trail.


The Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce & The Cass County Museum will present “A Moment in Time” each week. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, please give us a call at 218-547-1313 and we will be happy to give you some more information!

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