The year is 1902, only 106 years ago. . .
. what a difference a century
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
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
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
The average wage in the US was 22 cents
an hour. The average US worker
A competent accountant could expect to
earn $2000 per year, a dentist
More than 95 percent of all births in the US took place at home.
Ninety percent of all US physicians had
no college education.
Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were
fourteen cents a dozen.
Most women only washed their hair once
a month and used borax or egg
Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people
from entering the country
The five leading causes of death in the
The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona,
Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii
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.
One in ten US adults couldn't read or write.
Only 6 percent of all
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all
available over the counter at
Eighteen percent of households in the US
had at least one full-time
There were about 230 reported murders in the US.