One Century Ago!
The year is
1906, just over one hundred years ago. What
a difference a century makes. Here are
statistics from the year 1906:
The average life expectancy in the
was 47 years.
A three-minute phone call from
There were only 8,000 cars in the
144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10
heavily populated than
With a mere 1.4 million people, the state of
21st most populous state in the
The tallest structure in the world was the
The average wage in the
cents per hour.
$400 per year.
A competent accountant earned $2000 per year, a
dentist $2500 per year, a veterinarian between $1500 and $4000 per year, and a
mechanical engineer $5000 per year.
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated
from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all
available over-the-counter at the local drugstores.
Eighteen percent of households in the
least one full-time servant.
There were 230 reported murders in the entire
these statistics be 100 years from now?
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