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When Air Conditioning Came to Carolina Country

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The North Carolina textile industry played an early role in the advancement of air conditioning when in 1906 the Carrier Corporation installed its first industrial-strength air conditioning system in Gaston County. Air conditioning in rural homes, however, did not become affordable until the late 1960s. During this time, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives began promoting window-mounted air conditioning units called the U-Mount.
Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 35 Issue 8, Aug 2003, p12-13, il, por