Saturday, January 17, 2009

Life in 1909

  • There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads in the USA . The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
  • The average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hour.
  • More than 95 percent of all births took place at home. Yet 90% of all doctors had no college education!
  • Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
  • Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

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