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YEAR OF 1903


This ought to boggle your mind.   What a difference over 100 year makes!  Here are some of the U.S. statistics for that year:

        The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

        Only 14% of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

        Only 8% of the homes had a telephone.

        There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S. , and only 144 miles of paved roads.

        The maximum speed in most cities was 10 mph.

        Alabama , Mississippi , Iowa and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California .

        The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower .

        The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.

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

        Ninety percent of all U.S. physicians had no college education.

        Sugar cost 4 cents a pound.  Eggs were 14 cents a dozen.  Coffee cost 15 cents a pound.

        Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

        Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason.

        The 5 leading causes of death in the U.S. were:  Pneumonia & influenza, Tuberculosis, Diarrhea, Heart disease and  Stroke.

        The American flag had 45 stars.  Arizona , Oklahoma , New Mexico , Hawaii and Alaska hadn�t been admitted to the Union yet.

        Crossword puzzles and iced tea hadn�t been invented.

        There was no Mother�s Day or Father�s Day.

        Marijuana, heroin and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drug stores.

       There were only about 230 murders in the entire U.S.

Just think what it will be like in another 100 years.