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Statistics for 1903 -- What a Difference 110 Years Can Make!

*The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47.
*Only 14% of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.
*Only 8% of the homes had a telephone.
*Only 6% of all Americans had graduated from high school.
*There were 8,000 cars in the U.S. and only 144 miles of paved roads.
*The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 miles per hour.
*There were only 120 reported murders in the entire U.S.
*The average U.S. worker made earned $2,000, a dentist $2,500 and a veterinarian earned between $1,5000 and $4,000 per year.
*More than 95% of all births in the U.S. took place at home.
*Sugar cost four cents a pound, eggs were fourteen cents a dozen, and coffee cost fifteen cents a pound.
*Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
*Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason.
The leading causes of death in the U.S. were pneumonia and influenza, TB, heart disease and stroke.

Storytime With Sarah Beth!

Cats vs. Dogs! Storytime this morning, Tuesday, August 27th at 10:30 am.