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Old 07-31-2007, 09:12 PM
sun sun started this thread
Location: Central Connecticut
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I received this in an email and thought folks might enjoy it.

Show this to your children and grandchildren

?? 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 if our Lord tarries!

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Old 07-31-2007, 09:15 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:49 PM
Location: conover nc
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diarrhea? I should be dead! lol
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:07 AM
Location: Northern MN
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It is staggering and should make us all appreciate how good we've got it, if you think about it, 100 years isn't all that long ago.
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:37 AM
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I know DHs gramma used to tell us, you had to have $$ on you at all times. Otherwise, if you could be picked up by the cops as a vagrant. This was in Cicero, IL.
And my Gram had a flag that had only 48 stars. She never got rid of it for some reason. She had it in her basement, until a couple years ago when she passed.
And lots of homes had domestic help because everything took so long to do. My ancestors WERE the domestic help though - to the nicer homes in Chicago.
And people died of things like malaria and cholera and smallpox. Which have been eliminated today. Childhood diseases were rampant. If you survived to adulthood you were lucky. GGgranma had 15 kids, only 10 survived into adulthood.
Modern medicine is a miracle!
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:43 AM
Location: Boondocks, S.C.
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That is amazing. Especially the pop. of Las Vegas. It is now over 600,000 !!
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:46 PM
Location: Arkansas
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Post Can you remember?

Can you remember when a pack of cigarettes and a gallon of gas each cost 25 cents. We should be so lucky again?
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:47 PM
Location: Arkansas
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Do you live in Vegas now?
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