In 1982, the mall's Zamboni was an odd and unusual site to southern shoppers who had never seen (and often never heard of) such a thing. This is the "original" Zamboni according to David Smith, one of our mall story contributors.
The Zamboni was invented by a man named Frank Zamboni when he needed a better way to surface ice for skating.
Ben Schumin has an interesting photo essay on how the Zamboni works.
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