101 years ago

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ilovemychickies, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Hi y'all! I got this in an email and thought that it was pretty cool. Enjoy!

    ?? THE YEAR 1907??

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

    The year is 1907.
    One hundred one years ago.
    What a difference a century makes!
    Here are some statistics for the
    Year 1907:

    The average life expectancy was 47

    Only 14 percent of the homes had a

    Only 8 percent of the homes had a

    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 1907 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
    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
    oncea month and used
    Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

    Canada passed a law that prohibited
    poor people from
    entering into their country for any

    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 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.'

    Eighteen percent of households had at
    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.

  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Oh, the good ole days! [​IMG]
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    Wish I had been born 100 yrs ago........ neat facts.
  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    That really makes you wonder what the world is coming to.
  5. I'm with you Okie. The people who were alive at that time and before would be disgusted with the way the world is now. I bet they didn't have teens out with there jeans around their ankles and people murdering others left and right. It's sad. [​IMG]
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Yeah, my kids will NEVER know life without TV or dang CD's - I remember getting YELLED at as a kid for dancing around and BUMPING the record! [​IMG]
    EDITED TO ADD: That wasn't 100 years ago! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2008
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  8. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Yea, and all your parents had to do was give you "THE EYE" and you knew then to straighten up or look out.

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