Average life expectancy was 47.
Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were 8,000 cars and just 144 miles of paved roads.
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 populous state in the Union.
More than 95% of all births took place at home.
90% of all physicians had no college education.
Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
The five leading causes of death were: 1. Pneumonia & influenza 2. Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart disease 5. Stroke
And worst of all,
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was 30.