THE YEAR IS 1911
This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1911:
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
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per
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
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools,
many of which
were condemned in the press AND the government as
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
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 46 stars...
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada,
was only 30!