Puritan Ice purchased Ord Ice of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Oxnard in 1924. Two years later, facing down the bigger and more powerful Union Ice in Oxnard, they sold the plant and most of the equipment to Union. There are very few images available from the Oxnard era, or of Emmett Ord. If you have any, or any information, please let us know!
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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