When we think of summer, we normally think of cold drinks and cool treats. When winter rolls around, most of us think of hot chocolate and warm toast. However on this date in 1922, children and adults alike in Devils Lake were looking forward to eating ice cream. The Eskimo Pie had come to town, specifically to the R. E. Cobb confectionary plant, which had made arrangements to manufacture this newly-patented treat – and production had begun. One brick of ice cream was divided into sixteen pieces each weighing an ounce and a half. Then each piece was dipped in warm chocolate, to create a confection which, in words of the plant manager, may become as common as the old fashioned ice cream cone.
Dakota Datebook written by Jim Davis
Devils Lake World February 15, 1922