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Why did people use smudge pots under their tables?

Pioneer House

(Fire at a pioneer house, South Florida, ca. 1880s, Credit: HistoryMiami)

When people first started to settle in Miami air conditioning had not been invented.  In order to keep cool during the hot summers people would need to open all the doors and windows.  The early settlers would also need to use smudge pots under their dining room tables.

 

A: To keep the mosquitos away.


Posted at 06:00 AM on September 30, 2010 in History Question of the Week | Permalink

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Arisleydis Soca

P-6 10/6/2010 Miercoles 3:35 PM

Why did people use smudge pots under their tables?

They wore pots on their tables spots because in his time there was no air conditioning and stain pots they obtained fresh air through the summer
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Dianelis Camacho

Why did people use smudge pots under their tables?

In the old days was not using the air conditioner for that reason is that they used their time in spots pots on their tables for when the summer had fresh air.

Reina Delgado


Why did people use smudge pots under their tables?

They use smudge pots because in that time there was not air conditioner so they put smudge pots in their dining tables and that is a good idea because the summer is so hot so with the smudge pots can be more fresh.

Elizabeth Orozco period 3

During the winter people used smudge pot from under the tables to keep warm because at that time there was no heating

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