100 years ago 


The year is 1902 ...100 years ago... what a difference a century makes. Here are the U.S.
statistics for 1902....  also see
1905 - Hendersonville NC    Hendersonville, N.C. Newspapers    



The average life expectancy in the US was 47.

Only 14% of the homes in the US had a bathtub.

Only 8% of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost $11.

There were only 8,000 cars in the US and only 144
miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Air transportation was not available... and now -  The Skycar 

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each
more heavily populated than California. With a mere
1.4 million residents, California was only the 21st
most populated state in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average wage in the US was $.22 an hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per
year..

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000
per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian
between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical
engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 % of all births in the US took
place at home.

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 $ .04 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 shampoo.

Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from
entering the country for any reason.

The five leading causes of death in the US were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

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 30.

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't
been invented.

There were no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

One in ten US adults couldn't read or write. Only 6
percent 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
health."

18% of households in the US had at
least one full-time servant or domestic.

There were only about 230 reported murders in the
entire US.

Just think what it will be like in another 100 years.  It boggles the mind!  Most of what we own will be out dated. Here's an idea - Why not get a head start and sell it now on The Classifieds of Western North Carolina 

 

1905 - Hendersonville NC

It's hard to believe that Hendersonville was once called the "Daringest Town in America" with the prominence of the Victorian period so readily evident. The Mast Store on Main Street in Hendersonville was built in 1905. It has housed a variety of past retailers including the Maxwell Fancy Grocery Store, Freeze Drug Store, Potts 5 & 10, and a ladies' dress shop. Other occupants included The Woodsmen of the World, a benevolent secret society which held its meetings in the store in the 1920s.

Today, all of Mast Store's departments are showcased in a beautifully restored building complete with an ornate pressed-tin ceiling, oiled floors, and a "grand staircase" leading to the second floor. Mercantile features oil lamps by Lamplight Farms, goat's milk soap, and small, medium, and large crocks by Robinson Ransbottom Pottery; fashion includes brand names like Woolrich, Northern Isles, Miss Erika, and Flyshacker Flannels; the outdoor and shoe department features items from Royal Robbins, Sierra Designs, MSR, Columbia, Solstice, Asolo, and Clarks. You'll also find barrels full of your favorite candies - from orange slices to wax bottles and extra large jaw breakers to Mary Janes - available to mix and match by the pound.

 

 

Hendersonville, N.C. Newspapers

Arden-Biltmore-Fletcher-Skyland Tribune
Began in 1966
Earliest known issue: Feb. 22, 1966
Last known issue: Apr. 15, 1970
OCLC #42465393
Separated from: Western Carolina Tribune
Published concurrently with Western Carolina Tribune.

Arden-Skyland-Fletcher Advertiser
No known issues or OCLC number
Absorbed by: Western Carolina Tribune
Published concurrently with Western Carolina Tribune.

Arden-Skyland-Fletcher Tribune
No known issues or OCLC number
Published concurrently with Western Carolina Tribune.

Cottage Visitor
Began in 1867?
Earliest known issue: Mar. 26, 1869
Last known issue: Nov. 19, 1869
OCLC #40486545

Daily Herald (Hendersonville)
Began in 1910
Earliest known issue: July 5, 1910
Last known issue: Aug. 3, 1912
OCLC #24479943
Continues: Daily Hustler

Daily Hustler
Ceased in 1910
No known issues or OCLC number
Continued by: Daily Herald (Hendersonville)

French Broad Hustler (1896)
Began in 1896
Earliest known issue: Jan. 5, 1905
Ceased in 1912
Last known issue: Dec. 26, 1912
OCLC #24487472
Continues: Brevard Hustler (Brevard, N.C.)
Merged with: Western Carolina Democrat, to form: Western Carolina Democrat and French Broad Hustler

French Broad Hustler (1916)
Began in 1916
Earliest known issue: Aug. 17, 1916
Ceased in 1919
Last known issue: July 31, 1919
OCLC #24487768
Continues: French Broad Hustler and Western Carolina Democrat
Merged with: News of Henderson County, to form: Hendersonville News

French Broad Hustler and Western Carolina Democrat
Began in 1915
Earliest known issue: Dec. 30, 1915
Ceased in 1916
Last known issue: Aug. 10, 1916
OCLC #24487739
Continues: Western Carolina Democrat and French Broad Hustler
Continued by: French Broad Hustler (1916)

Henderson County Advertiser
Began in 1874
Earliest and last known issue: Oct. 1, 1874
OCLC #24449634

Henderson Pioneer
Began in 1866
Earliest known issue: May 30, 1866
Ceased in 1867
Last known issue: July 31, 1867
OCLC #12600615
Published as: The Pioneer, July 3-31, 1867
Continued by: Asheville Pioneer (Asheville, N.C.)

Henderson Times
Began in 1861?
Earliest and last known issue: Jan. 14, 1864
OCLC #24449563

Hendersonville Daily Times
Began in 1924
Earliest known issue: Aug. 17, 1924
Ceased in 1924
Last known issue: Oct. 18, 1924
OCLC #30053339
Continues: Western North Carolina Times
Continued by: Hendersonville Times (1924)

Hendersonville News
Began in 1919
Earliest known issue: Aug. 7, 1919
Ceased in 1927
Last known issue: Jan. 28, 1927
OCLC #24487827
Formed by the union of: News of Henderson County, and: French Broad Hustler (1916)
Merged with: Hendersonville Times (1924), to form: Times-News

Hendersonville Times (1886)
Began in 1886
Earliest known issue: Oct. 21, 1886
Last known issue: Oct. 1, 1895
OCLC #13454460

Hendersonville Times (1924)
Began in 1924
Earliest known issue: Oct. 19, 1924
Ceased in 1927
Last known issue: Jan. 31, 1927
OCLC #30053402
Continues: Hendersonville Daily Times
Merged with: Hendersonville News, to form: Times-News

Hendersonville Visitor
Began in 1918
Earliest known issue: Feb. 5, 1918
Ceased in 1918
Last known issue: Nov. 12, 1918
OCLC #24487347
Continues: Visitor (Hendersonville)
Continued by: News of Hendersonville County

Independent Herald (Hendersonville)
Began in 1881
Earliest known issue: July 22, 1881
Last known issue: May 18, 1882
OCLC #24480169

News of Hendersonville County
Began in 1918
Earliest known issue: Nov. 19, 1918
Ceased in 1919
Last known issue: July 22, 1919
OCLC #24487373
Continues: Hendersonville Visitor
Merged with: French Broad Hustler (1916), to form: Hendersonville News

The Pioneer
See: Henderson Pioneer

Times-News (Hendersonville)
Began in 1927
Earliest known issue: Feb. 1, 1927
Currently published
OCLC #13285937
Formed by the union of: Hendersonville Times (1924), and: Hendersonville News

Visitor (Hendersonville)
Began in 1916
Earliest known issue: Oct. 30, 1916
Ceased in 1918
Last known issue: Jan. 29, 1918
OCLC #24487325
Continued by: Hendersonville Visitor

Western Carolina Democrat
Began in 1912
Earliest known issue: Jan. 3, 1912
Ceased in 1912
Last known issue: Feb. 28, 1912
OCLC #32676156
Merged with: French Broad Hustler (1896), to form: Western Carolina Democrat and French Broad Hustler

Western Carolina Democrat and French Broad Hustler
Began in 1913
Earliest known issue: Jan. 2, 1913
Ceased in 1915
Last known issue: Dec. 23, 1915
OCLC #24487712
Formed by the union of: Western Carolina Democrat, and: French Broad Hustler (1896)
Continued by: French Broad Hustler and Western Carolina Democrat

Western Carolina Tribune
Began in 1931?
Earliest known issue: June 28, 1935
Last known issue: Dec. 28, 1950
OCLC #24496125
Absorbed: Arden-Skyland-Fletcher Advertiser
Continued in part by: Arden-Biltmore-Fletcher-Skyland Tribune
Published concurrently with the Arden-Skyland-Fletcher Tribune; the Arden-Skyland-Fletcher Advertiser;
and the Arden-Biltmore-Fletcher-Skyland Tribune until the papers split.

Western Courier
Began in 1877
Earliest and last known issue: June 20, 1878
OCLC #24449605

Western North Carolina Times
Earliest known issue: Oct. 1, 1896
Ceased in 1924
Last known issue: Aug. 15, 1924
OCLC #24512988
Continued by: Hendersonville Daily Times

 

 

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