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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What a difference a century makes!

The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago.

Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:


  • The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
  • Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. 
  • Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
  • Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only. auto
  • 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 US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
  • workinhhardhatThe average US 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.
  • Sugar cost four cents a pound.
  • Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
  • Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
  • Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason. mother nchild
  • More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
  • Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
  • There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
  • Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! classroom
  • Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'
  • The 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 iced tea hadn't been invented yet. 
  • Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school. OJ_Littrell_Family__8_
  • 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.

courtesy of Wally.
son of OJ
grandson of John & Kizzie


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