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Good Old Times


1910  Ford Model R

The year is 1910 one,  hundred years ago.  What a  difference a century makes!

Here  are some statistics for the Year  1910:


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 no Mother’s Day or 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,


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