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FACS celebrates 100 years!. 1909-2009. 100 years ago. The average life expectancy was 47 years Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads The maximum speed limit was 10 miles per hour. The tallest structure was the Eiffel Tower - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • FACS celebrates 100 years!1909-2009

  • 100 years agoThe average life expectancy was 47 yearsOnly 8 percent of the homes had a telephoneThere were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roadsThe maximum speed limit was 10 miles per hour

  • The tallest structure was the Eiffel TowerThe average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hourThe average worker made between $200 and $400 per year

  • A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per yearA dentist could earn $2500 per yearA Veterinarian could earn between $1500 and $4000 per yearA mechanical engineer earned about $5000 per year

  • More than 95% of births took place at home90% of all doctors had NO college educationInstead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and the government as substandard

  • Sugar cost four cents per poundEggs were fourteen cents per dozenCoffee was fifteen cents per poundMost 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 reasonThe American flag had 45 starsThe population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30

  • Leading Causes of DeathPneumonia and influenzaTuberculosisDiarrheaHeart DiseaseStroke

  • Crossword puzzles and Iced Tea hadnt been invented yetThere was no Mothers Day or Fathers DayTwo out of every 10 adults couldnt read or writeOnly 6% of all Americans had graduated from high school

  • Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner drugstoresPharmacists said, Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.

  • 18% of households had at least one full time servant or domestic helpThere were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE United States!Mainly because there a firearm of some sort in almost every home

  • Writing PromptSo much has changed in the last 100 years! Write a paragraph about what you think it might be like in 2109. Be creative!