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Postby Madison » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:48 am

Sounds like a long time, doesn't it? 101 years really isn't that much time in today's society. Many people live to see 100 years old. Here's some of what's changed since they were born:

THE YEAR 1904
Maybe this will boggle your mind.


Here are some of the U.S.statistics for 1904:

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

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.

With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the
21st most populous state in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower! .

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

The average U.S.worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

An 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.physicians had no college
education.

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.

The 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 30!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been
invented.

Two of 10 U.S.adults couldn't read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated high school.

Eighteen percent of households in the U.S.had at least one
full-time servant or domestic.

There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.

I forwarded this from someone else without typing it myself, and sent it to you in a matter of seconds! Imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.


That's quite a difference between the time they were born and now. 8-o
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Postby reznorsboy » Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:18 am

You forgot one

the Mobile Home and it's cousin the double wide Mobile home had not yet been invented

:-b

Hey Madison I can't believe you saved that newspaper clipping from your first paper route :-b
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:43 am

Most of it is unbelievable, but some that I just couldn't believe were
only 144 miles of paved roads.
8-o
With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union.

Ninety percent of all U.S.physicians had no college education.

The five leading causes of death in the U.S.were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

Those are now one and two aren't they? :-? I always thought that they only became a problem recently -- the last 20 years or so.

Cool list, though. ;-D
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:30 am

Madison wrote:The average U.S.worker made between $200 and $400 per year.



and just think, TO and sprewell cant live off 10+ million a year 8-o 8-o
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:27 am

Don't know why but this reminded me that Nicole Simpson was killed 11 years ago. 8-o I remember it like it was yesterday. They interrupted the NBA Finals with the coverage and the rest was history. :-°
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:51 pm

reznorsboy wrote:Hey Madison I can't believe you saved that newspaper clipping from your first paper route :-b


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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:02 pm

reznorsboy wrote:Hey Madison I can't believe you saved that newspaper clipping from your first paper route :-b


Ouch. :-b
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Re: 101 years ago..............

Postby LooseCannon » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:03 pm

Madison wrote:

The five leading causes of death in the U.S.were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza

2. Tuberculosis

3. Diarrhea

4. Heart disease

5. Stroke




Diarrhea.......how funny is that?? ;-)
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Postby Madison » Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:05 am

curious_george_43545 wrote:
reznorsboy wrote:Hey Madison I can't believe you saved that newspaper clipping from your first paper route :-b


:-b


Yeah, I'm.......uh....forgot what I was going to say......

Anyone seen my cane around here. :-?
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Re: 101 years ago..............

Postby SHOCKandAWE » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:48 pm

Madison wrote:Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
:-P :-P

The nerve of my grandparents telling me to make sure I wash behind my ears when taking a shower! ;-7
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