Saturday, January 28, 2012


A Look Back At 1961

The beginning of a new year always seems to bring a wave of nostalgia for times past.  Herewith, a backward glance at fifty years ago.

In 1961:

     The U.S. population was 183,691,481
     Life expectancy was 70.2 years
     Average yearly income was $5,735
     Federal Minimum Wage was $1.10
     The Chevy Impala was the most popular U.S. made car at $5,380.
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