Life for Hoosiers was much different back when Cubs won first World Series

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indiana was a very different place back in 1908 when the Cubs won the World Series the first time.

With the help of the Indiana Historical Society we discovered what Hoosiers were doing and talking about more than 108 years ago.

Folks were just being introduced to the Model-T, and the Benjamin Harrison Statue at the Indiana War Memorial had just been put up in downtown Indianapolis.

People wore different clothes and paid far less for groceries than we do now. A half-gallon of milk cost just $0.16. You would spend just about that for a pound of round steak too. A dozen eggs ran around $0.30.

The one eerie similarity is that 1908 was also a big election year. Indiana native Eugene Debs was running for President as a Socialist. Hoosiers were also getting ready to vote for Thomas Marshall as their Governor. He would go on to become Vice President.

Back then, there was a Hoosier on the Chicago squad too: Mordecai "Three Fingers" Brown was pitching for the Cubs.

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