shortbutfast (shortbutfast) wrote in on_culture,
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the USA 100 years ago

In the United States of America 100 Years Ago (1900 AD)...

- the average life expectancy was 47 years

- water usage per person was 1/6 of current usage
- 14% of the homes had a bathtub
- most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo

- 8% of homes had a telephone
- there were 8,000 cars and 144 miles of paved road
- the maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

- 95% of births took place at home
- 30 people lived in Las Vegas

- 6% of Americans had graduated from high school

Source: http://wilderdom.com
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