Monday, January 29, 2007

Subject: 1906
THE YEAR 1906
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 statistics for the Year 1906 :
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
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average wage 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?
DUH! )
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or
domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.SA. !
Now I forwarded this from someone else without typing it myself, and
sent it to you
and others all over the United States & Canada. Possibly the world,
in a matter of seconds!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

2 comments:

Steven Novak said...

22 cents an hour...

Some things never change...

For me anyway. ;)

Steve~

Middle Child said...

This is another one I did not post...don't know whats going on with my blog