ROCKAWAY HYGEIA ICE COMPLANY – 1915

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Mike Louis (inset) and his brother-in-law, Sam Ortulan (standing), were founders of the Hygeia Ice Company in 1915. The family business lasted until after World War II when refrigerators began to replace the “Iceman in the Rockaways.” The horse was named Tony. The ice wagon was replaced by a Ford Model T - Truck in 1927. Mike Louis was my grandfather and Katie’s great-grandfather.

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