The year is 1911 (only a century ago!!!!)



This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!  

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The year is 1911  --- One hundred years ago. 
What a difference a century makes! 
Here are some statistics for the Year 1911:

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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only. 

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 US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

The average  US  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. 

The 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 iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day. 

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and 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? ) 

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.  ! 

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Comment by Ann on October 25, 2011 at 4:07pm
Amazing what changes in many areas have taken place in a very short amount of time & if time is speeding up I wonder what 10 yrs from now will look like!  I hope/pray it's a much better, brighter & a more loving, peaceful & compassionate place to be. oxox for beautiful butterfly.

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