Show this to your children and grandchildren.
?? THE YEAR 1907??

This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
The year is 1907.

One hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1907 :

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.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Towert!

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 COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
Were c ondemned 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
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."( Shocking? DUH! )

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. !

Now I forwarded this from someone else without typing
It myself, and sent it to you and others all over the United States, & Canada
Possibly the world, in a matter of seconds!

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


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Feb. 1, 2008 at 12:44 PM

Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart Disease
5. Stroke

  I wonder why Cancer got so big all of a sudden ???

 This is cool , thanks

 I would have been dead in 7 years!!!! LOL

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 12:46 PM We've experienced some incredible advances....just not quite sure if they've been worth it.

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 1:09 PM Wow... my parents would have passed the life expectancy already... glad things are different now!!

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 7:45 PM Great post! It does indeed boggle the mind. I used to talk to my grandma about this kind of thing.

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 7:48 PM That is really cool when you think about it. I ask my grandmother questions all the time about what her mother would think of our kitchens!!! She is 94 so it is a fun topic.

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