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Caustic Burno

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I thought this we interesting and may be to You and the younger generation. What a change in just 100 years!

100 HUNDRED YEARS AGO... The Year is 1920! One hundred years ago !!!

Very interesting for all ages. This will boggle your mind!

The year is 1920,"One hundred years ago."

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1920:

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 1919 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year.

A dentist earned $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 neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write (most politicians and media today)

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!
 

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Thanks for that! Reminds me of my grandfather telling me about the lack of a speed limit on old Broadway. U see, it went downhill at a pretty good grade for about 8 blocks.
Idk how many times he told me. But he said you could as fast as u wanted. There WAS no speed limit. As long as you didnt got over 35 mph...

Guess that was probly top speed for an ol model T eh?
 
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My grandma had a Ford Model A. I never recall her ever driving it, we walked to the store, church or the post office.
She told me she would write her brother before starting to see him.
He was an oilfield contractor in the Goose Creek field.
He would send one of his crews with a team of mules to pull her through a bad spot.
 

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230 reported murders. Wonder how many unreported. Grew up hearing about a Man and his brother that killed the wife and buried her in the fence row about three miles south of my place probably in the late thirties. No one called the sheriff, was told people minded their own business in those days. Happened close to Sock Nation school so named because if you ran your mouth in that neighborhood you’d get socked for it.
 

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My grandma had a Ford Model A. I never recall her ever driving it, we walked to the store, church or the post office.
She told me she would write her brother before starting to see him.
He was an oilfield contractor in the Goose Creek field.
He would send one of his crews with a team of mules to pull her through a bad spot.
One of the unusual things I remember way back when I was a kid was the number of walking trails all over the little community I lived in.
 

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Things sure have changed. My Great Grandfather was a contractor in the early 1900's and built several of the railways in East Tennessee using mule teams. The mule barn and concrete watering trough are still here. I grew up in the house he built and it was one of the first to have running water fed from a cistern on the hill. I still use the Cistern to water livestock. He also owned a General Store and they used tin tokens as currency during the depression.
 

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