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Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by roger23, Dec 9, 2007.

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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 :


    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


    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


    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


    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 ice tea

    Hadn't been invented yet.

    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."

    ( Shocking? DUH! )

    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,& Canada

    Possibly the world, in a matter of seconds!

    Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

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