World News It's All Relative Did You Know? Opinion On The Streets
Dominion Trust Building
A lot has changed in the last 100 years, here are some of the things we found when we did a little bit of digging.

  • Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

  • A three minute call from Vancouver to Toronto cost eleven dollars.

  • Vancouver’s first skyscraper was completed, the Dominion Trust Building (across from Victory Square at Hastings and Cambie).

  • The maximum speed limit in most cities was ten mph.

  • The average wage was twenty-two cents an hour. The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

  • The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower

  • 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.

  • The population of Las Vegas, Nev., was 60.


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