100 Years Ago 1909..(very interesting)

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        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.
        (they had to of been very patient people lol)

        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 buoyancy 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.!

        I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.
        From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD - all in a matter of seconds!

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

        IT STAGGERS THE MIND!!!!




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        When i read this about the speed limit..
        I swear i couldn't handle that, i'd say screw the cops
        and floor it... then if i got pulled over..
        I'd tell the cop my bowels are regulating from this
        heroin i just bought, so i'm in a hurry 
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        What's also funny and interesting. Was that the only two cars in (Either Boston or Chicago) met and crashed!! Hrump! Male drivers!



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        lmao genenco..
        Maybe the cars were powered by Flintstone,
        although his car was pretty fast!

        Imagine trying to live off .22cents an hour today?

        In 100 years they are gonna say.. how did they live off
        (i forget minimum wage).. 7.00 an hour..

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        wow...where did you come up with this list?!

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