If you get a 'chill' when speaking the names of Frederic Tudor, Bo Batey and Jesse Womack, it could be deemed natural, for all three names go back to America's second 'ice age.'
America's commercial ice age is not to be confused with North America's continental catastrophic ice age that froze out the dinosaurs millions of years ago.
Tudor, Batey and Womack helped bring America into the more comfortable-living eras of the 19th and 20th centuries as ice peddling merchants.
The late Bo Batey was an ice peddler whose territory blanketed Woodbury in the 1930s-era as an agent for the Crystal Ice & Coal Co.
The ice company was owned for a period of time by the late Dr. J.F. Adams, and later, by B.F. Downing.
Bo Batey and his mule named Dick were the most visible agents of the ice company located on Water Street when moved from Readyville to the county seat town of Woodbury.