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Daylight saving time concept traced back to late 1800s

9:22 PM, Mar. 9, 2013
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As many in central Wisconsin wake up having lost an hour, daylight saving time might seem an outdated and moot concept, but it wasn't always that way.

Although many people often think the concept was developed as a way to help farmers make better use of daylight hours during the summer, that is not necessarily the main reason, local experts said.

Historians trace the origins of daylight saving time in the United States to 1883, when railroad companies introduced the concept of time zones in order to create a uniform schedule from one stop to the next, said Neil Prendergast, an assistant ...

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