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1909 Ford Model R  

The year is 1909

One hundred and one years ago.  
What a difference a century makes!  
Here are some statistics for the Year 1909:


  • 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 1909 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.


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 inheroin_advented 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'
  • 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. !

















 
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