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2015.339e.jpg
The placard was placed in the window indicating to the driver that ice was needed.

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2015.315e.jpg
Standing in doorway, l to r
William H. Holly, Sr; Herbie Comeau, Eddie Lemoine, Joe Lemoine
Sitting on beams on truck, l to r
Leo Comeau, unknown worker

Holly and Comeau built the stone building in background, still standing on Acton St.…

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2015.313e.jpg
In 1849 when the Marlboro Branch of the railroad was completed, a large ice house was erected by N.J. Wyeth where the Front Street houses now stand. It was of brick construction and held 40,000 tons of ice which was cut on the mill pond and shipped…

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1999.B102e.jpg
The ice house was built by Bent then later run by C. C. Murray and John Zaniewski.
The first photo was taken in 1903, the second is the remains after it burned in 1922 with the Concord, Maynard and Hudson Trolley chimney in the background, and the…

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1999.B259e.jpg
The ice house was built by John Comeau, later owned by Fred Taylor. It was located on the Stow side of the Assabet River by Russel Bridge, seen in photo.

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2015.284e.jpg
Leo Comeau is in the straw hat, the keystone cop is unknown. No information available about the nature of the event.

1999.1670e.jpg
It was located off of Mill Street.
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1st Photo:
Milton ( Jack) Whitney, Peter Jensen, Donat Gagne, Mary (Cheney) Mayberry, Gerald Lyons, Evariste Gagne (owner), Carl Swanson

2nd photo with the rolling stock:
Donat Gagne, Gerald Lyons,…

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2012.71e.jpg
The wooded handle ice pick has advertising on the four sides:
1.RCA Victor
2.Gasoline, fuel, coal, coke, grain, bakery, dairy, provisions
3.Co-Op Best Milk and Cream
4. Compliments of United Co-operative Society, Maynard, Mass.

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Golden Sheath Certificate, #25453 issued to Joseph Leo Comeau by the National Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, April 18, 1963

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1999.584e.jpg
A newspaper write-up about Leo Comeau, the last of the icemen. In the business 55 years. The account appeared in the Boston Globe on January 4, 1962. Leo died in May 1964. (The account was obtained courtesy of Dick Elson, a native of Maynard. Dick…

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