Summers in eastern North Carolina can be brutal. The thought of going without AC for even a day in the summer makes me cringe. So what did people do less than a hundred years ago when there was no such thing as an air conditioner?

Below is a link to an article that I came across that talks about some of the ways our ancestors stayed cool during the summer. Its a great read and gives us a glimpse into what life was like pre-air conditioning.

Life Before Air Conditioning