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    what a difference!

    100 Years Ago.
    >
    > FYI ... The year is 1901, one hundred years ago. .
    > . What a difference a century makes . . . .
    >
    > * The average life expectancy in the US was forty-seven.
    >
    > * Only 14 Percent of the homes in the US had a bathtub.
    >
    > * Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. A three-minute call
    > from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.
    >
    > * There were only 8,000 cars in the US and only 144 miles of paved
    > roads.
    >
    > * The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
    >
    > * Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily
    > populated than California. With a mere 1.4 million residents,California
    > was
    > only the 21st most populous state in the Union.
    >
    > * The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
    >
    > * Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
    > Coffee cost fifteen cents a pound.
    >
    > * Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or
    > egg yolks for shampoo.
    >
    > * The average wage in the US was 22 cents an 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 in the US took place at home.
    >
    > * Ninety percent of all US physicians had no college education.
    > Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were condemned in
    > the press and by the government as "substandard".
    >
    > * Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the
    > country for any reason.
    >
    > * The five leading causes of death in the US were:
    >
    > 1. Pneumonia and influenza;
    > 2. Tuberculosis;
    > 3. Diarrhea;
    > 4. Heart disease;
    > 5. Stroke.
    >
    > * The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico,
    > Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.
    >
    > * The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was 30.
    >
    > * Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been
    > invented.
    >
    > * There were no Mother's Day or Father's Day nor "under God" in the
    > Pledge of Allegiance.
    >
    > * One in ten US 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 corner drugstores. According to one pharmacist, "Heroin
    > clears
    > the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and
    > the bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."
    >
    > * Eighteen percent of households in the US had at least one
    > full-time servant or domestic.
    >
    > * There were about 230 reported murders in the entire US.
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    Sometimes I like to go back and see what we were talking about ten years ago here in The Lounge. Sometimes it's pretty crazy stuff.
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    I wasn't even watching dolphin football when this thread was created.
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    You guys ever look at those books that tell everything that happened along with the prices of everything in the year you were born. Those are kinda interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolfan984 View Post
    i miss 06!
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    Pretty cool guy - hasn't logged on in over a year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpus View Post
    +1

    Pretty cool guy - hasn't logged on in over a year.


    ... I hope he's still with us.
    +2. He was a pretty good poster.

    Doesn't it make you wonder what happened to people who you used to see everyday online and then they are gone.
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