Did You Know . . .

In 1916,

A cast iron, medium-sized range, with cooktop and stove, able to burn both wood and coal, cost about $25 from Sears.

A new Ford or Chevrolet cost $345-$550, depending on the model and features.

A loaf of bread cost about 5 cents.

A Silvertone phonograph cost $5.95 from Sears.

Minimum wage was 16 cents/hour.

A Cadillac touring car that seated 7 cost $2080.


Those numbers put Alyce Benson’s $3000 pledge inĀ At Every Turn in perspective, don’t they? No wonder she was looking for a piece of the $20,000-$30,000 prize money split among the top finishers at the big motor speedways.