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Thursday, August 23, 2007

This one is from my mom...

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 of the U.S. Statistics for the Year
1907:
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The average life expectancy in the U.S. Was 47 years old.

Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. Had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City
cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S. , and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama , Mississippi , Iowa , and Tennessee were each more
heavily populated than California .

With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union .

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !

The average wage in the U.S. Was
22 Cents per hour (think about that 11 dollar phone call).

The average U.S. Worker made between $200 and $400 per year .

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist made $2,500 per year,
A veterinarian $1,500 per year,
And a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. Took place at
HOME.

Ninety percent of all U.S. 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 in the U.S. Were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea

4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

Arizona , Oklahoma , New Mexico , Hawaii , and
Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

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 U.S. 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."


There were about
230 reported Murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !
Now I sent it to you and others all over the United States ,
possibly the world, in a matter of just Seconds !!!!!!!!!


Just Try to imagine....
What it may be like ...
In another 100 years !!!!!!!

IT STAGGERS THE MIND !!!!!!!!!

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