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
Ninety percent of all U.S.physicians had no college
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
4. Heart disease
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
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.