A look at the United States One-Hundred Years Ago.

THE U.S.A. IN 1904

When you study a Ghost Town like Westlake, Idaho it is not appropriate to compare a small Idaho town to contemporary 2004 America. Instead, a list has been devised that explains what the entire U.S.A. was like in 1904, so that we can relate to this Idaho community from a better perspective.

1. Pneumonia and Influenza 2. Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart Disease 5. Stroke
According to one pharmacist, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."

The Sam Fawcett Family home shown above was the FIRST frame home in the State of North Dakota. Mary Lipps of Westlake, Idaho was married to Sam's son Ted Fawcett for over 40 hears.

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Last Updated: May 31, 2004