Sybil Stansfield of Belle Ewart provided this photo of the ice house gang, taken in the mid-20th century to the Bradford Witness newspaper. The photo shows seven men, all dressed in overalls and hats, standing in front of a train car labelled Missouri Pacific. Two of the men are sitting back-to-back on a draft horse. In the photo are Bob Mullen on the far left with Clarence Dollar beside him. A young George Baxter is the fourth man on the left, and Jack Hardy is one of the men seated on the horse. The ice industry flourished on Lake Simcoe in the early to mid twentieth century, employing a number of men in both the winter and summer. Belle Ewart ice houses supplied much of southern Ontario with ice, but with the advent of electric refrigerators the industry gradually died out.