Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Year is 1907

Here are some of the U.S. Statistics for the Year 1907:

The average life expectancy in the U.S. Was 47 years old.

Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California

With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in the U.S. Was 22 Cents per hour.

The average U.S. Worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
  • A dentist made $2,500 per year,
  • A veterinarian $1,500 per year,
  • And a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S Took place at HOME ..

Ninety percent of all U.S. 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 in the U.S. Were:
  1. Pneumonia and influenza
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Heart disease
  5. Stroke
The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn’t been admitted to the Union yet.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn’t been invented yet.

There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 U.S Adults couldn’t read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.”

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

Just Try to imagine
What it may be like
In another 100 years.

Unknown if any of this is factual. It was sent to me by a friend. I just found it interesting.


  1. ... my complexion could use a little "oomph".

    .... just sayin.

    he he heeeee


  2. interesting! i was surprised that many homes had telephones!

    smiles, bee

  3. That was a srsly expensive phone call back then. Very interesting facts. I'll take modern day, thankyouverymuch.

    Have a great one. Big hugs, honey...

  4. That must have been quite a time to live. Very interesting. It is just amazing how much progress has been made.Good amazing info.

  5. 230 REPORTED murders. I would think there was some stuff going on outside the reported ranks.

    I don't care if a woman only washes her hair once a month as long as she doesn't smell..haha

  6. Some of these facts really make your head spin. And you're right--what will the world be like in another hundred years?

  7. I here'd it might be true.

  8. stranger than fiction!

  9. In some ways, we have progressed, in some ways we've gone backwards. But it does stagger the mind what it will be like in 10 years, much less 100. Great post today, Sandee, made me think. You know what what kind of trouble that starts.....

  10. No crossword puzzles? I'd be lost. Tee here! Gosh, so much has changed

  11. Very interesting and informative. Oh how things have changed Sandee! In the next 100 years many will be amazed at the facts. I hope your day has been going well.

  12. I like my modern new-fangled things, thankyouverymuch. But I wouldn't mind the speed limit coming down some. I hate 70 MPH. Just saying.

    big hugs xoxo

  13. Things have changed, but the question I would pose were they less happy than we today or just maybe more happy. After all that's the bottom line.

  14. amazing how far we've come. In some ways though not all of our changes have been for the better.

  15. Oh my! I'm overwhelmed. I'm glad I'm not living in 1907. Ewwwww....no washing hair for a month? I would die. Hahahaha!
    Have a great week, Sandee :)

  16. we've come a long way baby! and so have the prices & stuff to go with it!

  17. Ah, the good old days! Well, maybe not.

  18. Wow - very interesting!

  19. True or not, it sounds like it makes a lotta sense. I really like this list, Sandee. Keep 'em coming.

  20. I'm so glad my life is now not then heheh!

    Have a brilliant day :-)

  21. LOL...that's older than me, shore 'nuff. It's bad enough I remember party lines on telephones (that had nothing to do with 1-900 numbers), rotary dial dime pay phones, nothing but church open on Sunday, and burning our trash in a barrel in the back yard.

  22. I'm pretty certain the world will be an even worse and more dangerous place to live in than it is right now! Glad I wont be around!

    I find the Vegas population of 30 mind boggling!

  23. 1907..that made me wonder..what was it like here in my country back then?


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