?? THE YEAR 1906??


 One hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!
Click here for some statistics in the Year
1906 :


The average life expectancy
was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

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 in
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

Ninety percent of all doctors had

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost
cents a pound.

Eggs were
cents a dozen.

Coffee was
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

1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
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.S.A. !



Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.




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