Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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This short video news story covers the annual Tully Ice Harvest Festival which took place in Tully, NY, in February 2009.

Gordon Howard, a volunteer with the Tully Ice Harvest Festival, explains how important the harvest festival is to the history of Tully.

Back before the days that refrigeration was available, farmers would harvest blocks of ice from their ponds for keeping important items like milk cold. Ice harvesting was an important part of Tully’s economy; workers would come from other cities to harvest ice to be shipped to the South and other parts of the country.

Howard explains the process of cutting the ice, moving it and storing it in ice houses insulated by sawdust.

This video is a great example of multimedia storytelling.

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Written by Shanning Celeste Newell

May 1, 2013 at 4:52 am

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