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Cellars and ice houses are the answer for Week 387 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.
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Monday: Were double-walled
The cellars and ice houses were used to preserve food. They were double-walled or very thick walled. Sawdust was used as insulation.
In the case of cellars, fruits and vegetables were stored to protect them from winter cold. Some of the foods kept in the cellars were bottled or preserved in other ways, as well.
In the case of ice houses, ice was cut during the winter and used to keep foods cool during summer heat.
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