The first images are an interesting look back before everbody owned an electric freezer, when cooling your food year-round required lots of ice. Now you know why your great-grandmother called her refrigerator an "ice box".
The bottom photos date from around May,1898 and show the Calumet Light Guard, Company D, heading off to the Spanish-American War. It's interesting to note that of the 13 deaths in this unit, most were from malarial and typhoid fevers.
The depot shown was located along present-day Fourth Street.
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