”The purpose of this web and library guide is to help the user gain a broad understanding and appreciation for the culture and history of the 1960s. In a very small way, this is a bibliographic essay. While there is no way we can link to everything, we have attempted to find areas of special interest and to select information that we hold dear today – movies we watch, songs we sing, events that move us, people we admire.
FACTS about this decade.
National Debt 286.3 Billion
Average Salary $4,743
Teacher’s Salary $5,174
Minimum Wage $1.00
Life Expectancy: Males 66.6 years, Females 73.1 years
Auto deaths 21.3 per 100,000
An estimated 850,000 “war baby” freshmen enter college; emergency living quarters are set up in dorm lounges, hotels and trailer camps.”http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html