In 1907:Â Average Life Expectancy–47 years old
Â 14% of all homes had a bathtub!
Â 8% of all homes had a telephone!
Â 8,000 cars were in the world
Â 144 miles of paved roads
Â Maximum Speed Limit:Â 10 MPH
Â Tallest structure:Â Eiffel Tower
Â Average Wage was $.22 per hour
Â Average worker made $200 to $400 per year
Â A competent accountant could make $2,000 per year
Â A dentist could make $2,500 per year
Â A veterinarian could make $1,500 to $4,000 per year
Â A mechanical engineer could make $5,000 per year
Â More than 95% of all births took place at home
Â 90% of all doctors had no College Education, but went to Medical schools which were condemned in the press and the government as “substandard”
Â Sugar cost $.04 a pound
Â Eggs cost $.14 a dozen
Â Coffee was $.15 a pound
Â Most women washed their hair once a month using Borax or egg yolks for shampoo
Â Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering their country for any reason
Â Five Leading causes of Death:Â Pneumonia/Influenza; Tuberculosis; Diarrhea; Heart Disease; Stroke
Â America’s flag had 45 stars
Â Population of Las Vegas, Nevada:Â 30
Â Not Invented Yet:Â Crossword puzzles; canned beer and ice tea
Â No Such Thing As:Â Mother’s Day/Father’s Day
Â 2 out of 3 adults could not read or write
Â Marijuana, heroin and morphine were all available over the counter at the local drug store.Â Rationale:Â Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health (Duh!)
Â 18% of all households had one full-time servant or domestic help
Â 230 murders were reported in the entire USA
Â I can post this in a matter of seconds and millions around the world can view and read it…..imagine what another 101 years will bring!Â Staggers the mind, eh?
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