Q. Is Alaska the widest state and does it have its own time zone? -Ginny
A. Yes, to both. In fact we have two time zones. The main body of the state is one hour earlier than Seattle, for instance. Then, the approximate lower half of the Aleutian chain is two hours earlier than Seattle. At least that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it! =;o) I think years ago it used to be 4 time zones, but some were combined, or so an employee of the telephone company told me.
Wide? We surely are. If superimposed on a map of the lower 48…we would stretch from the Pacific to the Atlantic! (using the Aleutian chain of islands of course.) Hope this answers you. -Bonnie J.