One Century Ago!
The year is
1906, just over one hundred years ago. What
a difference a century makes. Here are
The average life expectancy in the
A three-minute phone call from
There were only 8,000 cars in the
v The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
With a mere 1.4 million people, the state of
The tallest structure in the world was the
The average wage in the
v A competent accountant earned $2000 per year, a dentist $2500 per year, a veterinarian between $1500 and $4000 per year, and a mechanical engineer $5000 per year.
v Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
v Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over-the-counter at the local drugstores.
Eighteen percent of households in the
There were 230 reported murders in the entire
What might these statistics be 100 years from now?
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