Puritan Ice operated in Atascadero from 1926 through 1953. They took over a failing ice plant at Via and Traffic Way, the building still standing. Then they contracted Ralph Barrows Easson, California’s recognized chicken expert, and built up the largest chicken ranch on earth. At one point there were more than 100,000 white leghorn chickens on the ranch.
Don’t forget to buy the book, The Puritan Ice Companies: The Ice Empire of California’s Central Coast.
And check out images from other regions where Puritan flourished.
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