It really gives me a new appreciation for my fridge!
It’s easy to take things for granted, like the ability to keep our food cool and preserved; but it wasn’t always that easy! Before the invention of the refrigerator, people used what’s called an icebox. Usually made of wood, these iceboxes featured a special area for a giant block of ice, a drain for the water (once the ice melted), and a separate area for the food to be stored. Check out the following clip from Pawn Stars to get a look at a McCray icebox from 1893. It really gives me a new appreciation for my fridge!