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What a difference a century makes...
« on: December 15, 2011, 10:31:39 PM »
The year is 1911 --- One hundred years ago.  Here are some statistics for the Year 1911:
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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
 
Fuel was sold in drug stores only.
 
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
 
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
 
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
 
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
 
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
 
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
 
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year...
 
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year,
and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
 
More than 95 percent of all births took place at home.
 
Ninety percent of all Doctors had no college education! 
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."
 
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
 
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
 
The Five leading causes of death were:
 
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
 
The American flag had 45 stars...
 
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30!
 
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
 
There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day.
 
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
 
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.
 
Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, Regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!"
 
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help...
 
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !
 
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years


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Re: What a difference a century makes...
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 11:14:39 PM »
Katt, I wonder if it will be better or worse than it is now.  But those were great facts

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Re: What a difference a century makes...
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 01:13:01 AM »
We have improved our way of living and standards materially.
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Re: What a difference a century makes...
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 01:14:11 AM »
But now the people hearts are dead. They are more materialistic.
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Re: What a difference a century makes...
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 02:03:47 AM »
Katt, I wonder if it will be better or worse than it is now.  But those were great facts

I found some of them pretty amazing... but I am with you in wondering if it will be better or worse... I am hoping that in the next century people will finally learn enough to stop all the waste of lives and minds that we see in the world today... to turn all of this knowledge to saving this planet and humanity...
We have improved our way of living and standards materially.

But now the people hearts are dead. They are more materialistic.
How right you are David!

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Re: What a difference a century makes...
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 03:45:25 AM »
yes a lot of changes
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Re: What a difference a century makes...
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 05:20:07 AM »
Thanks for the facts Katt, they are very interesting. One thing comes to mind after reading all that: dentists are making a hell lot more these days :)
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Re: What a difference a century makes...
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2011, 11:35:04 AM »
Thanks for the facts Katt, they are very interesting. One thing comes to mind after reading all that: dentists are making a hell lot more these days :)

Heck Johnny, now it costs more than they used to earn in a year for just one patient to get a tooth fixed!  :O  LOL

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Re: What a difference a century makes...
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2011, 12:36:00 PM »
"The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph"

Had to of been some very very patient people 100 years ago.. i probably would of had a 1000 speeding tickets.. saying screw this and floored it

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Re: What a difference a century makes...
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2011, 01:40:59 PM »
I don't think you would imagin... I think 10 mph was how fast you could go if you "floored it" back then... remember what they were driving!  LOL LOL LOL


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