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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
MILESTONES IN AMERICA
In 1915 the U.S. population had grwon to 100 million. By 1967 it had doubled. How 2006 compares with those milestones:

PRICE OF MILK (per Gallon):
1915 - $0.36cents
1967 - $1.03
2006 - $3.04

THE MILITARY
(Active duty military personnel)
1917 - 174 thousand
1967 - 3.4 million
2006 - 1.4 million

PRICE OF NEW HOME
1915 - $ 3,200
1967 - $24,600
2006 - $290,600

VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS
1915 - 2.5 million
1967 - 98.9 million

FIRST-CLASS STAMP
1915 - 2 cents
1967 - 5 cents
2006 - 39 cents

GALLON OF GAS (regular)
1915 - 15 cents
1967 - 33 cents
2006 - $3.04

WORLD POPULATION
1915 - 1.6 billion
1967 - 3.5 billion
2006 - 6.5 billion

DOWN ON THE FARM (number of farms)
1915 - 6.5 million
1967 - 3.2 million
2006 - 2.1 million

HOUSEHOLD SIZE (people)
1915 - 4.5
1967 - 3.3
2006 - 2.6


SOURCE: The U.S. Census Bureau & CHICSUNTIMES)
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