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Clocks Helps Legislators Recall Days

From The American Horologist magazine, April 1945

Clocks Helps Legislators Recall Days

There isn't much chance of Vermont legislators forgetting the day of the week, providing of course, they are in session, as the old English clock in the state house corridor at Montpelier keeps them informed by chiming out a different tune for each day of the week.

Sundays, it peals out "Old Hundred;" Mondays, "Johnny So Long at the Fair;" Tuesdays, "Auld Lang Syne;" Wednesdays, "Home Sweet Home;' Thursdays, "Annie Laurie.' Fridays, "Jennie Jones," and Saturdays, "The Minstrel Boy." 


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