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It Was The Year 1908

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

     >The year is 1908.. One hundred years ago.

     >What a difference a century makes!

     >Here are some statistics for the USA for the Year 1908 :

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     >The average life expectancy was 47 years.

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     >Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

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     >Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

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     >There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

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     >The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

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     >The tallest structure in the world was the EiffelTower!

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     >The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.

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     >The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year

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     >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.

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     >More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .

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     >Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

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     >Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were

     >condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '

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     >Sugar co st four cents a pound.

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     >Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen

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     >Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

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     >Most women only washed their hair once a month, and usedBorax or egg yolks

     >for shampoo.

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     >Canada passed a law th at prohibited poor people from entering into their

     >country for any reason.

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     >Five leading causes of death were:

     >1. Pneumonia and influenza

     >2. Tuberculosis

     >3. Diarrhea

     >4. Heart disease

     >5. Stroke

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     >The American flag had 45 stars.

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     >The population of >Las Vegas, Nevada,

     >was only 30!!!!

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     >Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.

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

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

     >Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

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     >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

 

     

     

   

           

   

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I can't even begin to fathom what the next 100 years will bring.

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You know it's funny you mentioned this stuff. Just last week I had irregular bowels, and thought to myself "If only I had some heroin".

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Interesting facts frogtog.

Diarrhea was a leading cause of death? Well I guess people could have died from having heat strokes in the out house?  :-?

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You know it's funny you mentioned this stuff. Just last week I had irregular bowels, and thought to myself "If only I had some heroin".

LMAO....

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