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1910, One Hundred years ago this year


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Very interesting....

 

 

 

Can you imagine how a 1910 Ford Model R looked like?

Well, you wouldn't remember nor your friends, children and/or grandchildren!

 

The year is 1910

One hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!

 

 

Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:

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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

 

Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

 

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 US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

 

The 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.

 

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 $.04 a pound.

 

Eggs were $.14 cents a dozen.

 

Coffee was $.15 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.

 

The Five leading causes of death were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza

2. Tuberculosis

3. Diarrhea

4. Heart disease

5. Stroke, yes stroke can you believe it moved up a couple places in 100 years?

 

The American flag had 45 stars.

 

The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30! They got 10 times that many crooks there 100 years later!

 

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced 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 and 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. 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 1 full-time servant/domestic help, guess who?

 

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

 

IT STAGGERS THE Mind but that was the year 100 years ago!

 

I thought you'd like to read this especially if you are a survivor of a stroke!

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