The year is 1920,“One hundred years ago.” What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for Year 1920:
· The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
· Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.
· Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.
· Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone.
· The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
· The tallest structure in world was Eiffel Tower .
· The average US wage in 1919 was 22 cents per hour.
· The average US worker made between $200 and $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.
· 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 press AND government as “substandard.”
· Sugar cost four cents a pound.
· Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen
· Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
· Most women washed their hair once a month. and used Borax or egg yolks
· Canada passed a new law prohibiting poor people from entering into
their country for any reason.
· The Five leading causes of death were:
o Pneumonia and influenza
o Heart disease
· 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 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 available over counter at local
· Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears complexion, gives buoyancy
to mind, regulates stomach, bowels, and is a perfect guardian of health!”
· Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or
· There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.
I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.
From there, it will be sent to others all over WORLD all in a matter of
It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
But not to worry because we won't be here to see it!
“The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.” Well, that’s no real surprise. The U.S. population was reported to be about 103 million in 1917. Over 4.5 million young men went to Europe to fight in what the British called The Phoney War from 1917 to 1919.
Over 50,000 of our troops died from battle wounds in the war, and over 60,000 died from disease and other causes. The real average life expectancy was probably closer to 60 years or more, were it not for the American government’s treasured fetish for sacrificing our youth in profitable wars and other military adventurism. As General Smedley D. Butler put it, “War is a racket.”
And, of equal significance, most Americans who died from the “Spanish flu”, actually died of bacterial pneumonia from infections the troops brought home from the battlefield trenches of Europe. Unlike today’s “Wuhan flu”, the “Spanish flu” was particularly deadly for infants and young people. So it is easy to see how this translated into a lower overall life expectancy of 47 years.
Just the other day, I read that the average life expectancy for Americans today had been lowered by two years by the “Wuhan flu”. Why such a small reduction in life expectancy? Because most of the victims have been older Americans until now.
No one wants a self-driving car, except for some clueless millennials. And I think most of them got a reality check with this Plandemic, in terms of government control, coercion, and draconian enforcement. As far as batteries go, Rauch & Lang, Autocar, and Ward were selling battery-powered cars and even electric-powered delivery trucks in the 1920’s. Gee, I wonder why they never took off.
(And it wasn’t just for our love of the Middle East’s gas and oil deposits.)
Well #2 IS WRONG right off the batt. My Great Grandfather, John J. Moylan gave his two sons John Jr. and Frank a Garage in Roland Park from which they sold gasoline from a curbside gas pump on Roland Ave starting in 1919. The building still stands and the first floor is a Starbucks.
Pump was probably located about where the street lamp is. Center section was for the gas and oil, garage was in the back. Have not yet located a photo of it “back in the day” but I did locate a zoning ruling where John Jr. was attempting to build a drive through gas station at this location. That was 1941 and we all know what happened that year. Gas station fell through the cracks.
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