A cold drink is a great way to beat Southwest Florida’s sultry summer heat. And whatever your beverage of choice, ice is, of course, quintessential. That got News-Press story-teller Amy Bennett Williams thinking about how exactly ice is made. In this week’s offering, she takes us back to the 1800s and the story of one notable Florida doctor who held the first U.S. patent for mechanical refrigeration.
By Amy Bennett Williams • Jul 25, 2014