Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

HATT | PO Box 2084 | Pocono Pines, PA 18350-2084

MARKER ADVOCATES of TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
ICE HARVESTING INDUSTRY

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COMMEMORATES:
The ice harvesting industry from the lakes of Tobyhanna Township, and the many local residents who worked in the industry.

INSCRIPTION:
Ice was harvested on local lakes from 1896 thru the 1940s. Vast icehouses insulated with sawdust at Naomi Lake, Pocono Lake, Stillwater Lake, Anglewood lake and Brady’s Lake kept tons of ice frozen through summer. Blocks of ice were shipped by rail to major cities and points south. Jobs such as Chunk Boy and Scraper were among those offered by the industry until electric refrigeration ended the era.

SPONSORS:
The Hackenberg, Erlsten & Fischer Families in honor of Robert & Shirley Fischer

MARKER DEDICATED: June 4, 2017

LOCATION:
Route 940, Pocono Lake at Lake Naomi, just east of Route 423 intersection.

COORDINATES: 41° 06' 19.2" N 75° 28' 06.5" W
or 41.105324, –75.468479

GPS ADDRESS: 1712 Route 940, Pocono Pines, Pa.

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About the Tobyhanna Township Roadside Marker Program


The Tobyhanna Township Roadside Historical Marker Program is a community-wide, volunteer effort spearheaded by the Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township (MATT).

MATT is a nonprofit association dedicated to this program. Volunteers serving in committees seek the funding, research and write the text, install the markers, arrange for a public dedication and establish a long-term awareness campaign through a touring map and a web site.

Be part of our heritage — Donate an historical marker

  • Through identification of the important facets of our rich history ... existing and lost landmarks, important events and activities, and our people, we will realize the goal of a community-wide network of roadside historical markers. Our community can now and for future decades and generations appreciate our heritage.
  • Each roadside historical marker will ensure the preservation of our local history and heritage, while providing an important educational opportunity that is accessible to the public, free of charge.
  • This program will build community pride while enhancing “heritage tourism,” recognized as a strong and desirable sector of our economy.
Sponsors donating the full cost of a marker are permanently recognized on the bottom of the marker. Additional appreciation is shared with the community through a public dedication ceremony, as well as a touring map, web site and other materials.

For more information on becoming a sponsor:


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