[tz] [PROPOSED 6/7] * northamerica: Mention Smiths Station and Valley, AL.
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Feb 23 09:06:44 UTC 2017
northamerica | 9 +++++++++
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@@ -304,6 +304,15 @@ Zone PST8PDT -8:00 US P%sT
# Roberts, city administrator in Phenix City. as saying "We are in the Central
# time zone, but we do go by the Eastern time zone because so many people work
# in Columbus."
+# From Paul Eggert (2017-02-22):
+# Four cities are involved. The two not mentioned above are Smiths Station
+# and Valley. Barbara Brooks, Valley's assistant treasurer, heard it started
+# because West Point Pepperell textile mills were in Alabama while the
+# corporate office was in Georgia, and residents voted to keep Eastern
+# time even after the mills closed. See: Kazek K. Did you know which
+# Alabama towns are in a different time zone? al.com 2017-02-06.
# From Paul Eggert (2014-09-06):
# Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 44, 4 (1884-02-08), 208
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