Historians Young and Old (some with rabbits)

Marcia Mayo

History Just for Kids is a place to share ideas for helping children understand that history is about real people in real places and it not only happened in the past, it's also happening right now. If you have a site you love or an idea you'd like to share, let me know and I'll include it.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

History Mystery # 1 for Kids and Grownups

Do you know what these are and what they were used for?

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  1. Ice-grabber thingies! Back when blocks of ice were harvested from frozen rivers and stored in ice houses before delivery to the ice boxes in homes, these were used to handle the ice blocks.

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    1. Yes, Jean! I was going to buy a pair at an antique store but they were expensive. Plus they were really heavy!

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  2. Dang. My guess was old timey tooth puller-ma-jiggy.

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    1. Issy, they are indeed ice tongs. Much bigger than they look in the picture.

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  3. Guessed ice tongs. Childhood visits to the ice house with my father were where I encountered similar looking tools. I am anticipating learning more about your history adventures. I bought the book, read it and tried to locate the creek on Google Maps. I wanted to involve grands in book and a sense of place, but our couple days with them was already booked solid.

    You are so awesome!

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    1. LC, Peachtree Creek runs through much of Atlanta. There's a great book of photography entitled Peachtree Creek: Natural and Unnatural History of Atlanta's Watershed. It's on my coffee table. It shows the beauty and the pollution.

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