Roads in 1912

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When I’d drive my Grandfather down Buncombe Road in Greenville, SC he would reminisce about how much had things had changed in his lifetime. I loved to hear him talk about the roads through there and how different they were … Continued

Schools in 1912

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Schools were a lot different in 1912 than today. In the rural areas there was still only one teacher many times that taught all of the grades in a single room building. In larger areas a student may have a … Continued

Facts about life in 1912 and 2012

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I found some facts about 1910-1920 that are very interesting. They give us a look back to what life was like 100 years ago. FACTS about 1910-1920 • Population: 92,407,000 • Life Expectancy: Male 48.4 Female: 51.8 • Average Salary … Continued

What did they use for Toilet Paper in 1912

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We recently talked about answering the call of nature a century ago. However, there was much more to tending to these grooming habits than just going. Let’s take a quick look: 1. Toilet paper as we know it today did … Continued

Answering the Call of Nature in 1912

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We’re spoiled today. We’re use to indoor plumbing. If the bathroom is not to our liking, we complain and wait until we find the next one. In 1912, indoor plumbing was almost completely unheard of. So how did they take … Continued

Transportation in 1912

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Today, it is easy to get in our cars and go wherever we want. Depending on traffic and our destination we can often be there within minutes to hours. A century ago only the very rich had a vehicle. If … Continued