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THE YEAR 1908
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> This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
> The year is 1908.
> One hundred years ago.
> What a difference a century makes!
> Here are some statistics for the Year 1908 :
> ************ ********* ********* ******
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> The average life expectancy was 47 years.
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> Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
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> Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
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> There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles
> Of paved roads.
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> The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
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> The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
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> The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.
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> The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year
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> 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.
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> More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .
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> 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. "
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> Sugar cost four cents a pound.
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> Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
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> Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
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> Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used
> Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
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> Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from
> Entering into their country for any reason.
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> Five leading causes of death were:
> 1. Pneumonia and influenza
> 2. Tuberculosis
> 3. Diarrhea
> 4. Heart disease
> 5. Stroke
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> The American flag had 45 stars.
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> The population of Las Vegas , Nevada, was only 30!!!!
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> Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea
> Hadn't been invented yet.
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> There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
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> Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.
> Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
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> 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." ( Shocking? DUH! )
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> Eighteen percent of households had at least
> One full-time servant or domestic help.
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> There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A. !
> And organized Barbershop didn't exist
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> Now I forwarded this from someone else without typing
> It (all) myself, and sent it to you and others all over Canada &
> U.S.A
> Possibly the world, in a matter of seconds!
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> Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
> IT STAGGERS THE MIND!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cool!;)
 

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Yeah … once in a while I come across an e-mail that list things someone born after 1980 or 1990 or 2000 will not have seen or understand. The list is frightening!...lol Things that we see as common place they never saw. Fohgettabout a century ago, I'm talking just 20 years ago!
https://www.littlethings.com/boomer-nostalgia
 

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My 12 year old grandson saw a picture of a dial phone in my parents house. I remember getting that phone after telling “Mable” what # I wanted or “who” I wanted to call. We were on an 8 phone party line.
However, he looked at that phone in the picture and asked “how did you text on that thing?”.
 

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My 12 year old grandson saw a picture of a dial phone in my parents house. I remember getting that phone after telling “Mable” what # I wanted or “who” I wanted to call. We were on an 8 phone party line.
However, he looked at that phone in the picture and asked “how did you text on that thing?”.
My grandparents had a party line also. Would pick up the phone to use it and people would be talking and you would have to ask them to cut it short for an important call. I think their number was four digits long then.oh they also only had an outhouse
 
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Hubbard 7-0126 … or (HU-7-0126)= (487-0126) the phone number we had before I was in kin-dee-garden...lol I remember it like it was yesterday. Back when phones had the alphabet under the numbers and you used the letters. I recall party lines. I don't think we had one but I know my aunt did.
 
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I’m only in my fifties and remember if you had more than one colored tv you were rich! We can’t even imagine what life will be like a hundred years from now. Jetsons comes to mind but we are almost there already. The creator of that show had a vision yet back then it was fictional.
 

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Yep, and the animals back then weren't very tough or hard to kill, as the 38/40 and 44/40 Winchesters killed them grave-yard dead.

Deer and other game have gotten far stronger and harder to bring down, as you need a .300 Ultra Mag or .338 Lapua nowadays to drop a deer. Just sayin'...……..:confused:
 

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Yep, and the animals back then weren't very tough or hard to kill, as the 38/40 and 44/40 Winchesters killed them grave-yard dead.

Deer and other game have gotten far stronger and harder to bring down, as you need a .300 Ultra Mag or .338 Lapua nowadays to drop a deer. Just sayin'...……..:confused:
Not me. My favorite deer rifle is my custom 25.06. They drop like a sack of potatoes
 
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Not me. My favorite deer rifle is my custom 25.06. They drop like a sack of potatoes
Always … had an eye for that cartridge. Like the .270 Winchester, the cartridge never really got the respect it deserved. Those old .30-06 variants do everything the "modern" cartridges do, and in most cases even more. And the .300WinMag & .243 still are better than 90% of the cartridges that supposedly supplant them. The "short mags" for example. Nowadays it's the 6.5 Creedmoor that gets the glory instead of the 25-06.
 
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Always … had an eye for that cartridge. Like the .270 Winchester, the cartridge never really got the respect it deserved. Those old .30-06 variants do everything the "modern" cartridges do, and in most cases even more. And the .300WinMag & .243 still are better than 90% of the cartridges that supposedly supplant them. The "short mags" for example. Nowadays it's the 6.5 Creedmoor that gets the glory instead of the 25-06.
Very true Duke,the Creed has stolen the show and rightly so I guess,it's a fine round! I also have a custom Rem 700 270 short mag that is a sweet shooter,but still prefer that little 25.06. I swear it's like a magic bullet,they just drop straight down,but the way it's smokin , it has to be the shock effect! I've heard it's the most prefered round for elk hunting out west by several people. Imagine that! LOL
 
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