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YEAR 1909

Post by thehogster65 on Sat May 09, 2009 10:35 am

THE YEAR 1909







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

The year
is 1909.

One hundred years
ago.

What a
difference a century
makes!

Here are some statistics
for the Year 1909 :




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 1909 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 bouyancy to the mind,
regulates
the stomach and bowels and is, in fact, a perfect
guardian of health.






Shocking? )






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.









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






IT STAGGERS THE MIND
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Re: YEAR 1909

Post by NicolasWSOP on Sun May 17, 2009 2:52 pm

Wow, this is really amazing. Where did you find this?

Imagine the world in 100, 200, or 300 years!
I wish I could be able to see it all.
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