THE YEAR was 1917

THE YEAR was 1917

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What a difference a century makes!

 

Here are some statistics for the Year 1917:

 

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

 

Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.

 

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

 

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

 

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 48 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 local corner drugstores

 

Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears the

complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the

stomach, bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of

health!” (Shocking?)

 

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. !

 

I am now going to forward this to someone else without

typing it myself.

 

From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD all

in a matter of seconds!

 

It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years,

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