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Railroad Tycoons Decided What Time It Is Now

Railroad Tycoons Decided What Time It Is Now

Update: 2020-08-217
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Nowadays the world is divided into a series of 'time zones.' Yet before the 1880s, towns across the United States ran on a sort of local time -- when you left one town, you often traveled slowly enough to adjust, without much hassle, to the new time in the next community. So, where did this concept of standardized time come from? Spoiler alert: Desperate railroad companies.

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Railroad Tycoons Decided What Time It Is Now

Railroad Tycoons Decided What Time It Is Now

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