Frozen in Time
Chasing an ice cream truck after hearing its siren song of sugary goodness was a 20th century rite of passage, but the neighborhood-roaming ice cream trucks of yesteryear aren't as prevalent as they used to be. Today, many can be tracked via GPS or ordered directly curbside to your home address, but they still exist, and still evoke American nostalgia in a way that few other things do. Ever wonder about how these roaming purveyors of icy treats got started? Here is the sweet — and sometimes seedy — scoop on ice cream trucks through the decades.