[PW] Historical time zones in the US

Bristol Library bplref at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 15:40:29 PDT 2016


Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tenneessee


On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 6:32 PM, Ivan Van Laningham <ivanlan9 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi All--
> What's the name of the town?  I'll be able to tell you as soon as I know
> that.
>
> Metta,
> Ivan
>
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 4:25 PM, Bristol Library <bplref at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I have a patron who wants to know if our twin cities were ever on
> different
> > times. The state line goes down the center of town, half in Tennessee and
> > half in Virginia.  My first thought was perhaps there was a time when one
> > side didn't observe DST, but so far I haven't found that to be the case,
> > though admittedly this is difficult to ascertain.  I'm going through
> > microfilmed newspapers but between 1945 and 1967, states could decide
> when
> > they wanted DST to begin and end, providing they wanted to change at all.
> > However, in poking around I found an image of a 1913 time zone map for
> the
> > U.S. which would seem to show Virginia in one time zone and Tennessee in
> > another.  Does anyone known when the next time zones were set?  Or
> exactly
> > when this time zone might have been set? My thought is that there might
> be
> > an article in a local paper at the time this took place, commenting on
> the
> > event.
> >
> > TIA for any help,
> > Jeanne
> > who is really, really tired of trying to read old microfilm
> >
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