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    ?? THE YEAR 1906?? This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! The year is 1906. One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are
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                          ?? THE YEAR 1906??

      This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
      The year is 1906.
      One hundred years ago.
      What a difference a century makes!
      Here are some  statistics for the Year  1906 :
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      The average life expectancy 
      was 47 years.

      Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

      Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

      There were only 8,000 cars 
      and only 144 miles
      Of paved roads.

      The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

      The tallest structure in the world was the
      Eiffel Tower !

      The average wage 
      was 22 cents per hour.

      The average 
      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 
      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.

      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 ice
         tea
      hadn't been invented yet.

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

      Two out of every 10 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 the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect  guardian of health."
      ( Shocking? DUH! )

      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. !

      Now I forwarded this from someone else without typing
      it myself, and sent it to you and others all over the United States ,& Canada  
      Possibly the world, in a matter of seconds!

      Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

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