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Who Knew Brasstown Had It’s Own Time Zone?

  Friday, September 27, 1934 -The Cherokee Scout, Murphy, North Carolina (Mr. Robertson was in Murphy some time ago gathering material for the following article that appeared in Sunday’s Asheville Citizen-Time He made the acquaintance of a number of people in this section while, gathering the data for the story-The Editor). By A. T. ROBERTSON, JR. Murphy, Sept. 22.-North Carolina tapers off for 150 miles west of Asheville. Murphy, seat of the western most county of Cherokee, is on central time.…

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