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Inside the top of the icebox is a block of "ice", illustrating how food was kept cold at the turn of the century. In the bottom are milk bottles from the early days of the century. Before the Union Ice Company began selling blocks of ice through the W.D. Hall Company down the street, ice had to be purchased in San Diego, wrapped in sawdust and old bags, and brought home by wagon or train.

The Hoosier Cabinet was purchased by the Society, and is filled with period utensils and food items. In the drawers are different utensils commonly used. Of special note are the early Campbell's soup cans and tins of vegetables illustrating technological advances, along with home-canned preserves, fiddlehead ferns, which once thrived in the shady damp areas beneath the flume, and honey, which was also a huge commercial endeavor in the valley. Cabinet displays change seasonally.

On the sink counter are common crocks, a milk can, and a display of vegetables used in homes and sold to restaurants and hotels in San Diego. Hanging near the faucet is a chain-linked object used to scrub pots.

Curtains are of gingham and flour sacking. Nails to hold them back are spare square nails taken from Victorian homes during their installation in San Diego's Heritage Park. The wall-hung hand towel is of huck cloth.


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