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    I received this in an E-mail , so I don't know how accurate it is.
    None the less its interesting

    1909 Ford Model R

    Show this to your children, grandchildren and friends




    THE YEAR 1909


    This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
    The year is 1909.
    One hundred years ago.
    What a difference a century makes!
    Here are some statistics for the Year 1909 :

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    The average life expectancy was 47 years.

    Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

    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 in 1909 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 iced 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 and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

    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.!

    Plus one more sad thought; 95 percent of the taxes we have now did not exist in 1909

    I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself. From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD - all in a matter of seconds!

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

    IT STAGGERS THE MIND

    Lar M
    Boas By Klevitz

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  • #2
    Re: Year 1909 -100 years ago

    must have been rough times for you, larry...

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    • #3
      Re: Year 1909 -100 years ago

      Yep at 22 cents an hour it nearly took a half hours wages
      just to pay for a dozen eggs

      It was really tough

      Lar M
      Boas By Klevitz

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      • #4
        Re: Year 1909 -100 years ago

        Originally posted by dangles View Post
        must have been rough times for you, larry...

        ROFLMAO!! That's a good one Chris!

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        • #5
          Re: Year 1909 -100 years ago

          People dieing from Diarrhea? That was some rough food back then. Not a good way to die if you ask me.

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          • #6
            Re: Year 1909 -100 years ago

            Originally posted by MX121 View Post
            People dieing from Diarrhea? That was some rough food back then. Not a good way to die if you ask me.
            In the U.S. alone I believe there is about 36,000 people die from seasonal
            flu-related causes from basically complictions of Flu (Diarrhea) each year

            Diarrhea is the second biggest killer of children in the developing world,
            accounting for 1.5 million child deaths annually -- almost three times
            the population of Washington.

            Diarrhea death statistics for various regions worldwide:
            • About 707,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
            • About 57,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
            • About 604,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
            • About 16,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in Europe 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
            • About 259,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
            • About 154,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)

            Diarrhea:


            People are still dieing that way today , sad

            Lar M
            Boas By Klevitz

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            • #7
              Re: Year 1909 -100 years ago

              One VERY important point that needs to be added to this list Larry!

              100 years ago the Boa Constrictors in Mexico still had not invaded the United States though they had been there and many more South of there for millions of years!Go figure! MAybe somebody should let Gordon Rodda know about that.

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              • #8
                Re: Year 1909 -100 years ago

                Amen Jeff amen.

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                • #9
                  Re: Year 1909 -100 years ago

                  I think the most interesting thing there is the murder rates (or lack of), but most all of it was very interesting.

                  I sure would love to have the car in the picture also

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                  • #10
                    Re: Year 1909 -100 years ago

                    WOW...thats crazy yet interesting all in one! Thanks for the info Lar...you walking encyclopedia!

                    I think it should of been called "LAR.com" instead of "GOOGLE"!!!
                    Ernest



                    www.magikboas2011.wix.com/home Where you will find Available Boas to my Magik BBQ Sauce!

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