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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by DocKWL, May 27, 2011.

  1. DocKWL

    DocKWL

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    Received this in an e-mail and thought I would share:

    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!"

    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..
     
  2. Ruggles

    Ruggles

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    Sweet info. Kinda makes you think about how much we have "progressed" :rofl:

    Thank!
     

  3. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    I agree we have grown up so much in a 100 years :rofl:
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Dang,.....that's a really cool post!

    Thanks!
     
  5. knedrgr

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    AND the gun pretty much stayed the same. PRICELESS.
     
  6. ptmccain

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  7. Fedor

    Fedor

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    And the 1911 will still be serving us just as well after another 100 years.
     
  8. bac1023

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    :thumbsup:
     
  9. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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  10. MD357

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    Yeah.... um.... this isn't a "fact." More like a load of shyt. :cool:
     
  11. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    Interesting.The title is a bit misleading though...:supergrin: