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Posted: July 21, 2007 in Uncategorized
 
I can believe this.
 
 
 
 

 


??
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
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 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.


IT
STAGGERS THE MIND, EH

?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Do the
thing that you believe in.

Do the
best you can in the place where you are and be
kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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