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This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
The year is 1906.
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the Year 1906 :


The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.


Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo

There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each ! more heavily populated than California.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.

The average U.S. 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 in the U.S. took place at HOME .
Ninety percent of all U.S. 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."

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.

Five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke


The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Cross word 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 U.S. adults couldn't read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.


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Crazy. 'Course life was much simpler back then.

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I had that sent to me in email awhile back.Pretty wild how things have changed in 100 years.

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I'm trying to wrap my mind around washing their hair once a month bleh gives me the shivers just thinking about that.. and no crossword puzzles. :shock:

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Origam wrote:
I'm trying to wrap my mind around washing their hair once a month bleh gives me the shivers just thinking about that..


Yeah, isn't that odd? You'd think their hair would fall out from washing it that often.

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Archer wrote:
Origam wrote:
I'm trying to wrap my mind around washing their hair once a month bleh gives me the shivers just thinking about that..


Yeah, isn't that odd? You'd think their hair would fall out from washing it that often.


Not to mention they didn't have Suave or Pantene to keep it nice and shiney! :shock:

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I hear people only checked their e-mail once a week or so!

Their iPods only held 5 songs, too!


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josh knauer wrote:
I hear people only checked their e-mail once a week or so!

Their iPods only held 5 songs, too!


-josh


:lol: =D>

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The USA was at maximum long term sustainable population at a "Euro" standard of living. Average American farm soil depth was 16", and now <6". Our aquifers were full, and now down to less than 40% left. CO2 was 80 PPM lower, and mercury, lead, pesticides, herbicides, and pharmaceuticals didn't pollute the land and water.
The first and only true conservationist President was in office, and the only one to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for battlefield heroism. He was against multi-culturalism, and for speaking English only.

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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
The first and only true conservationist President was in office, and the only one to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for battlefield heroism.


I do wish I could see one president in my lifetime that was half the man he was. I won't hold my breath, though.

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