History Matters A Biweekly Feature Courtesy of The Grateful American Book Prize Showing Our Children That Their Past Is Prelude To Their Future

At precisely high noon, on November 18, 1883, the railroad system introduced America to its four new zones: Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific; until then, villages, towns, and cities from coast to coast, counted on the sun to set their clocks, and based time on local estimates. People started their day at sunrise, assembled for meals, pushed through chores, and retired at dusk. But theā€¦

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