Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year Resolutions...



1911 Ford...



1911 Ford Model R




The year is 1911, One hundred & one years ago. What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1911:


The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub, and 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads. (first one in Detroit, Michigan)

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average US wage in 1911 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US 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 4 cents a pound, eggs 14 cents a dozen and coffee was 15 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.

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.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of
all Americans had graduated from high school.

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. !

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