U.S.A IN THE YEAR 1907

Dy Advocate General Punjab & Haryana High Court Chandigarh

THE YEAR 1907-WHAT A DIFFERNCE CENTURY MAKES AND THIS WILL SURELY BOGGLE YOUR MIND.HERE ARE SOME STATISTICS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO.

 

* The average expectancy of LIFE in the U.S A. was 47 years old.

 

* Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had BATHTUB.

 

* Only 8 percent of the homes had telephone.

 

* A three minute call from Denver to New York city cost $11 per minute.

 

* There was only 8,000 in the U.S and only 144 miles of PAVED ROADS.

 

* The maximum speed was 10 miles per hour in most cities.

 

* With a population of 1.4 million people,CALIFORNIA was 21st most populous state.

 

* The average WAGE of a worker was 22 cents per hour and annual income was between $200 and $400.Accountant's income was about $2000. per year and DENTIST's income was around $2500. per year.

 

* A VETERINARIAN's income was $1500 per year and machanical engineer's income was $5,000. per year.

 

* More than 95 percent of all BIRTHS in the U.S took place at HOME.

 

* NINETY PERCENT OF ALL U.S. DOCTORS HAD NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!!! !

 

* Instead, they attended so-called medical SCHOOLS, many of which WERE CONDEMNED IN THE PRESS AND THE GOVERNMENT AS "SUBSTANDARD".

 


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I think USA was at same position as our india is now

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thats so sad. this means we are about a century behind the US :(. I suspect if most of it was built by immigrants including Indian after the world war II


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