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100 Years Ago - United States

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  • Average life expectancy was 47
  • 14% of the homes had a bath tub
  • 8% of homes had a telephone.  3 minute call from Denver to
    New York cost $11
  • The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower
  • Average wage was 22 cents an hour
  • Sugar cost 14 cents a pound
  • Eggs cost 14 cents a dozen
  • Coffee was 15 cents a pound
  • Woman washed their hair once a month using borax or
    egg yolks for shampoo
  • The American flag had 45 stars
  • The population of Las Vegas, NV was 30
  • One in ten U.S. adults could not read or write
  • Only 6% graduated high school
  • Coca-Cola contained cocaine instead of caffeine
  • There were about 230 reported murders annually
  • 18% of the households had at least one full time servant or domestic
  • The major on going problem in Denver and other western cities were teenagers galloping down the street on horses randomly shooting at houses, carriages, or anything else that caught their fancy
  • The five leading caused of death in the U.S.
  1. Pneumonia & influenza
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Heart disease
  5. Stroke