VERY INTERESTING READ...A little over 100 years ago


Remarkably interesting for all ages. This will boggle your mind. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics from 1920:


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.


The average US wage in 1920 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made $200 to $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year.

A dentist earned $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 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.

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 said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!" (Shocking?)


18% of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.


I will now forward this to others without having typed it myself and it will travel around the world in a matter of seconds.
We've come a long way.... or have we?