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  • the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes
  • deliberately lowering the body's temperature for therapeutic purposes; "refrigeration by immersing the patient's body in a cold bath"
  • (refrigerant) any substance used to provide cooling (as in a refrigerator)
  • The English language as it is used in the United States; American English
  • of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas; "the American hemisphere"; "American flora and fauna"
  • a native or inhabitant of the United States
  • of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture; "American citizens"; "American English"; "the American dream"
  • A native or citizen of the United States
  • A native or inhabitant of any of the countries of North, South, or Central America
  • an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
  • be a companion to somebody
  • Accompany (someone)
  • Associate with; keep company with
  • small military unit; usually two or three platoons

My Great Grandparents Dawson Exposing Berry Loss approximately 1921-1922
My Great Grandparents Dawson Exposing Berry Loss approximately 1921-1922
My great grandfather, Kaye W. Dawson, founded the first produce company in Oklahoma. This is he and my great grandmother exposing their berry loss, in 1921 or 1922. I believe the floods that ruined the strawberry crop, were in Hammond, Louisiana (not sure). The berry loss was about $900, no small sum in those days. I'm not going to be so grandiose as to say my great grandfather invented refrigeration cars on trains, but after this, he certainly was instrumental in bringing about the use of refrigerated train cars in Oklahoma. In the beginning, they may have been nothing more than a whole bunch of ice in the cars, and then gotten more sophisticated from there. Of course if the strawberries were already damaged in a flood, refrigerating them wouldn't do much good. Their business and my great grandmother's participation in it, were very important to them. This couple came to Oklahoma during The Great Land Run with a new baby (my grandfather). Story is that they started out with about $6.00 and some change. They had been married on Halloween of 1888. I don't doubt the legend about the small amount of dollars they started with; but I would think they also had oxen, mules, wagons, lanterns, and many other food supplies they could barter or sell or trade up. At any rate, they were true Oklahoma pioneer stock! Added several sentences to this on September 6, 2006 and also added the stats about ranking on Flickr Explore, as I copied and pasted it from Mozilla Firefox. Highest position: 217 on Monday, August 28, 2006 (since we started tracking this statistic on April 19, 2006) (mygreatgrandparentsdawsonwithberryloss1921qtu)
Le Moyne Fountain at Syracuse
Le Moyne Fountain at Syracuse
LeMoyne Fountain in Washington Park Syracuse, New York. This sculpture depicts the events of August 16, 1654 when the native Onondaga people introduced French Jesuit missionary Pere Simon LeMoyne to a local salt spring. The bronze cylindrical sculpture with relief figures of LeMoyne, Native American women and men, and French trappers, surmounts a granite fountain and watering trough (water features no longer in use). Gail Sherman Corbett, a native of Syracuse, created the sculpture. The bronze was cast in 1908 by Gorham Company, founders. The fountain was a gift of William Kirkpatrick in memory of his father Dr. William Kirkpatrick who had been the Superintendent of the salt works around Syracuse before, during and after the construction of the Erie Canal. In days before controlled refrigeration, salt was vital in the preservation of food, and therefore a valuable commodity. The canal provided a practical method of moving products to market, making goods available and affordable in the nascent United States. The canal and the salt industry provided the foundation for rapid economic growth for Syracuse and the Empire State. SIRIS Control Number IAS NY001243.

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