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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-13-06 01:12 PM
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life in 1906
1906!!
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> Show this to your children and grandchildren
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> ?? THE YEAR 1906??
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> This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
> The year is 1906.
> One hundred years ago.
> What a difference a century makes!
> Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the Year < /STRONG> 1906 :
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> ************************************
>
> The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.
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> Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.
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> Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
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> A three-minute call from Denver to New York City
> cost eleven dollars.
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> There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles
of paved roads.
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> The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
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> Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more
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> heavily populated than California.
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> With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st
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> most populous state in the Union.
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> The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
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> The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.
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> The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year .
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> 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.
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> More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at HOME .
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> Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
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> 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.
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> Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
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> Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
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> Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used
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> borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
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> Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from
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> entering into their country for any reason.
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> Five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:
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> 1. Pneumonia and influenza
> 2. Tuberculosis
> 3. Diarrhea
> 4. Heart disease
> 5. Stroke
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> The American flag had 45 stars.

> Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and
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> Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.
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> The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!
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> Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea
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> hadn't been invented yet.
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> There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
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> Two out of every 10 U.S. adults couldn't read or write.
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> Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
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> Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least
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> one full-time servant or domestic help.
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> There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A. !
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> Now I forwarded this from someone else without typing
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> it myself, and sent it to you and others all over the United States,
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> possibly the world, in a matter of seconds!
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> Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
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