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2007 - 100 Years of Change

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The year is 1907.
      One  hundred years ago.
      What  a difference a century makes! 
      Here  are some of the US. Statistics for the Year  1907:
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      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.

      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 made $2,500 per year, 
      A veterinarian $1,500 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."

       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 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!!!! 

      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 U.S. 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."  

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


Source: Email, Nov 26, 2007

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