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Roy Gustavus was one of the ice delivery men on Prudence Island.

Shady Lake and the Prudence Island icemen

Shady Lake and the Prudence Island icemen

By Marina, a junior at the Prudence Island School PRUDENCE ISLAND — In the early 1900s, before electricity, most people would use ice boxes to keep their food cold. Now, I know what you’re thinking: How do they get ice for the ice boxes if they don’t have electricity to make ice? Well, near the pond on

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