100 years ago

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ldw45, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    ?? THE YEAR 1907??



    This will boggle your mind, I know it did
    mine!

    The year is 1907.

    One hundred years ago.

    What a difference a century makes!

    Here are some statistics for the Year
    1907 :

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    The average life expectancy was
    47 years.



    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 wage in 1907 was
    22 cents per hour.



    The average 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.



    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.

    (you still had to go to the tavern with your own
    bucket for the beer)



    There
    was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.



    Two
    out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.

    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. !



    Now I forwarded this from someone else
    without typing

    It myself, and sent it to you and others all over the

    United States and thr rest of the WORLD

    in a matter of seconds!



    Try to imagine what it may be like in
    another 100 years.
     
  2. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    That was good reading....thanks. I wish we could roll back time!!!!!!:big_smile:
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Interesting read. "We have come a long way baby.":big_smile:
     
  4. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Those are some pretty interesting stats. Thanks for sharing it with us
     
  5. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    thanks dean.

    and back then there was no cpr or abus. folks had to eat catches to survive. now were labeled for doing so.:crazy:


    and back then was also when no one relized dumping crap into rivers would ruin it forever.
     
  6. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    That is amazing:crazy::eek:oooh: makes ya think
     
  7. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Dean! :big_smile: I enjoyed reading it!
     
  8. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    I would like to see it if things did change that much. My little pea-brain can't even imagine it.