Timeline: 1890s – The Hudson River Ice Harvest Failed

#16 Ice FamineIn the early 1890’s, the Hudson River Ice harvest failed. This created another ice famine, leaving people scrambling for ice. The following year, the summer was cool and there was a decreased demand for ice which had a huge impact on business and many businessmen were ruined. It was estimated that in New York alone, 90,000 people and 25,00 horses were involved in the ice trade.

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