Ice was the dominant crop in January, when Lancaster County’s fertile fields lay fallow and the farmers had idle time. And, while New England boasted numerous lakes and ponds from which to draw its ice, Lancaster County’s primary source was the Susquehanna – a major producer, so much so that it helped Pennsylvania rank third in the nation for ice production, behind Maine and New York.I
Source: Not so long ago, Susquehanna River ice was a winter crop for farmers | Local News | lancasteronline.com
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