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    11 Ways People Kept Cool Before Central Air

    Other than wishing for death. Most of us take air conditioning for granted. After all, it's always been there and it always will be. But until sixty years ago, it was virtually unheard of. But yet we did not, as a people, succumb to lethargy and sunstroke.

    1. Cave Dwellings

    2. Fans

    3. Damp Sheets/Evaporation Technique

    4. Windcatchers

    5. Snow

    6. Mud, Sod & Other Bricks

    7. Shade Trees

    8. Tall, Symmetrical Windows (Air Flow)

    9. Covered Front Porch

    10. Linen & Muslin

    11. Central Air (Sneaky, Cheating Romans)