U.S. statistics for 1904 ( Friend of mine sent me this email )
- The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years
- Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub
- Only 8% of the homes had a telephone
- A 3 minute call from Denver to NYC cost 11$
- There were only 8k cars in the U.S. and only 144 miles of paved roads
- The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10mph
- Alabama, missi, Iowa, and teeneese were each more heavily populated than california.
- With a mere 1.4 residents, California was only the 21st populous state in the Union.
- The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
- The average wage in the U.S was 22 cents an hour.
- The average U.S. worker made between $200 to $200 a year.
- A Competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, dentist $2500 per year, a veterinarin between $1500 and $4000 per year and a mechanical engineer about $5k a year
- More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home.
- 90% of the U.S. physicans had no college education, instead they attended medical schools, many of which were condemed in the press and by the government as "substandard"
- Sugar cost 4 cents a pound
- Eggs were 14 cents a dozen
- Coffee was 15 cents a pound.
- Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
- Canada passed a law prohibiting poor ppl from entering the country for any reason.
- The 5 leading causes of death in u.s were
pneumonia and influenza, tuberculosis, diarrhea, heart disease, stroke
- The american flag had 45 stars
- The population of Las Vegas and nevada was 30!!
- Crossworld puzzles canned beer and iced tea hadn't been invented.
- There was no mothers/fathers day
- 2 of 10 U.S. adults couldnt read or write
- ONly 6% of all americans had graduated high school.
- 18% of households in the U.S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic
- There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years?????????????????????????????????????????
Quote: "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world."