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To: HENRY AYLE
Cc: BEV BURGESS ; IREEN BUCHANAN ; JOE BOTHA ; GARY BODILL ; DAVE BELL
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 9:37 PM
Subject: Fw: Only 100 Years Ago

Only 100 Years Ago

From: norman   From: Fred Rundle
 

THE YEAR 1908


This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
The year is 1908.
Only one hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1908 :

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The average life expectancy was 47 years.

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 in the USA.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.


The tallest structure in the world was the
Eiffel Tower

The average wage in 1908 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 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.

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 ice tea
h
adn'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
o
ne full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE !
U.S.A. !


Now , I forwarded this
to you and others all over the world, in a matter of seconds!

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

IT STAGGERS THE MIND!!!!!!!!!!!

     


 


 



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