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Times have changed, as should time zone

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From the beginning, people measured time based on the position of the sun; it was noon when the sun was highest in the sky. Local time worked well until the invention of the speedy new railroads of the 1800s which quickly required a new way to keep track of time. Britain's railroads developed a standard time for their county and United States railroads developed their own time zones in 1883.

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