Cooling the South: The Block Ice Era 1875-1975
Original airdate: March 21, 2008
The interview below is with freelance photojournalist and writer Elli Morris. Her book, “Cooling the South: The Block Ice Era 1875 to 1975″ is about her journey back in time to rediscover the evaporated history of the block ice era.
As an unusual resident of her family’s abandoned ice plant, she wandered the factory late at night and witnessed the evaporating beauty of the block ice business. The building, its silenced machines and her desire to capture a family and regional history settled into her soul and compelled her to write the book.
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