We thought we would give you some statistics to share when you start talking about the good ole days with your children and grandchildren ......and they love to hear them, of course.......
What Things Cost in 1954:
Gasoline: 29 cents/gal
Bread: 17 cents/loaf
Milk: 92 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 404
Average Annual Salary: $4,700
Minimum Wage: 75 cents per hour
RCA introduced the first color TV in 1954. It sold for $1000. In comparison a 1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air automobile was $1095. Less than 5000 of these color TV's were sold that first year.
In Lawrenceville, Miller's east of the post office was selling black and white TV's.