were all available OTC at the local corner drugstores.  Yes, 100 years ago these items were touted as the best and greatest with that added bonus of being available over the counter.  Wow, times have changed.

Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee was 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 that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

Imagine that?  Those liberal Canadians passing a law that didn’t allow “poor” people to enter their country.


The American flag had 45 stars.

Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn’t been admitted to the Union yet.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!

Eighteen percent of households in the U.S.  had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.