09/08/18 Weekend Grif.Net – In 1900 (part 2)

09/08/18 Weekend Grif.Net – In 1900 (part 2)

[From the book =
"When My Grandmother Was a Child" by Leigh W. Ruttledge, which =
begins, "In the summer of 1900, when my grandmother was a =


*90% of all US =
physicians had no college education. Instead, they attended medical =
schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government =
as "substandard."


*Sugar cost four =
cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee cost fifteen =
cents a pound.


*Most women only =
washed their hair once a month and used borax or egg yolks for =


*Canada passed a =
law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason, =
either as travelers or immigrants.


*The five leading =
causes of death in the US were: Pneumonia and influenza, =
Tuberculosis,  Diarrhea,  Heart disease, and =


*The American flag =
had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn’t =
been admitted to the Union yet.


*Drive-by-shootings, in which teenage boys =
galloped down the street on horses and started randomly shooting at =
houses, carriages, or anything else that caught their fancy, were an =
ongoing problem in Denver and other cities in the =


*The population of =
Las Vegas, Nevada was thirty. The remote desert community was inhabited =
by only a handful of ranchers and their =


*Plutonium, =
insulin, and antibiotics hadn’t been discovered =


*Scotch tape, =
crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been =


*There was no =
Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.


*Only 10% US =
adults could NOT read or write. Yet only 6% of all Americans had  =
graduated from high school.


*Marijuana, =
heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner =
drugstores. According to one pharmacist, "Heroin clears the =
complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and the =
bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of =



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