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The year is 1917 - just one hundred years ago.

Postby OnTheLimit » May 1st, '17, 16:17
The year is 1917 "One hundred years ago."
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1917:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour... unless you worked at Ford.
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.
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.

The 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 iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day. Damn you, Hallmark!

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.
And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists stated, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!" (Shocking?)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help... and they were reliable as well as cheap!

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. Nowadays, that would be a remarkably peaceful year in Detroit or Chicago.

The First Electronic Television was Invented in 1927. Starting in 1954, color RCA TV systems were sold across America.

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Very Interesting

I had some relatives die from Diarrhea.

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1917

My mom was 6 years old. Life was hard in N. Texas. Many Civil War veterans were still alive.

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My mom

was born in 1917, so she would have been 100 in April. I sure wish she was still here to celebrate 100, but she has been gone since 1996.

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My mom II

alandb wrote:

was born in 1917, so she would have been 100 in April. I sure wish she was still here to celebrate 100, but she has been gone since 1996.

My mom would have been 100 in 19 days, May 22.

Phil

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Crossword Puzzles

skoville wrote:

The year is 1917 .... Crossword puzzles .....hadn't been invented yet....

Not that Wikipedia is the 'Oracle at Delphi' but I find it hard to believe there were no crossword puzzles before 1917.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossword

Saw sign in a restaurant the

Saw sign in a restaurant the other day:

ON THIS SPOT IN 1897
Nothing happened

I'm thinking of getting one made to look like a Historical Marker. The text would read:

On May 27, 1842
A bear shat in the woods
on this very spot.

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skoville wrote: Crossword

skoville wrote:

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

Iced tea was around long before this, but it became wildly popular at the 1904 Worlds Fair.

I like list like this, but the writers should do some research before they put this stuff out there.

Interesting info

skoville wrote:

The year is 1917 - just one hundred years ago.

Postby OnTheLimit » May 1st, '17, 16:17
The year is 1917 "One hundred years ago."
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1917:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour... unless you worked at Ford.
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.
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.

The 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 iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day. Damn you, Hallmark!

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.
And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists stated, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!" (Shocking?)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help... and they were reliable as well as cheap!

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. Nowadays, that would be a remarkably peaceful year in Detroit or Chicago.

The First Electronic Television was Invented in 1927. Starting in 1954, color RCA TV systems were sold across America.

Thanks for posting this

Par for the course, eh...

I'm sure most everything can be disputed, or fine tuned. That's fun, too.Beers been around forever; just not in can. LOL All in good fun...no tests will bve given, no grades, just fun.

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Yet The Real Question Remains....

skoville wrote:

I'm sure most everything can be disputed, or fine tuned. That's fun, too.Beers been around forever; just not in can. LOL All in good fun...no tests will bve given, no grades, just fun.

Will there be film at 11? razz

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Film at 11

HeadLine

World Ends at 10 !!

film at 11

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