Denver Post, January 19, 1901
Hanks and Doyle commenced cutting ice today on the Monument reservoir, filling their local orders. Should the weather permit they will have a number of orders to fill from Colorado Springs and Denver, among them large orders from the El Paso Ice company, the Butchers’ union of Denver and the Denver & Rio Grande railway. They intend building large ice houses hear the Santa Fe tracks where they can more conveniently and economically fill their orders.
This is a new enterprise for Monument, the ice from the great reservoir never before being utilized in any way. The contractors lease from the county the seventy acres which the lake covers, and it will furnish thousands of tons of ice. During the season some twenty teams a day will be engaged in hauling, and a great many more will be given employment.