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    1900 (fun stats).
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    1900 (fun stats).
    My grandmother was born in 1908, so I found it interesting to get a glimpse of what things were like back then.


    Unemployment rate- 5%
    average monthly salary for teachers- $27
    national debt- $1,107,711,257
    number of horses- 13.5 million
    population of US- 75.9 million
    pound of coffee, 25 cents.
    theater tickets- 50 cents.
    record auto speed- 1 mile in 51 seconds.

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    1900 (fun stats).

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    that'd be a nice national debt to have back...

    you know if this is calculated based on today's dollars?
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    1900 (fun stats).
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    $27 a month salary for teachers? I'd hope it's not calculated in today's dollars

    June 2007
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    1900 (fun stats).
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    Awesome. I love talking to elderly because it's living pieces of history, ya know?
    Yes my name is Jaguar.
    No, it is not a joke.
    I don't find your "I'm a cheetah." joke funny.

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    1900 (fun stats).
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    yeah my grandmother was born in 1908.... things were way different back then, in some ways better than today.

    that dollar figure was the amount it was then for the national debt. you can see the fed govt was already out of control even back then. lol

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    1900 (fun stats).
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    Yea that national debt was a lot for the value of the dollar! Well its nice to know that we haven't severely screwed up the debt by ourselves.

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    1900 (fun stats).
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    If I could go back to 1908 with $10,000 I'd be rich!

    *Builds time machine*
    Yes my name is Jaguar.
    No, it is not a joke.
    I don't find your "I'm a cheetah." joke funny.

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    1900 (fun stats).
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    I have another book of stats. cool stat from that book:

    A man with $4,000 in 1776 was considered to be wealthy.

    Heck, if I had no debt and $4,000 today I'd feel rich!

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    1900 (fun stats).
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    If I were in 1776 I'd be loaded every pay day, lol.

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