[tz] [PROPOSED] * northamerica: El Paso time zone rebellion.
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Oct 25 08:28:47 UTC 2018
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@@ -439,6 +439,19 @@ Zone America/North_Dakota/Beulah -6:47:07 - LMT 1883 Nov 18 12:12:53
# western South Dakota, far western Texas (El Paso County, Hudspeth County,
# and Pine Springs and Nickel Creek in Culberson County), Utah, Wyoming
+# From Paul Eggert (2018-10-25):
+# On 1921-03-04 federal law placed all of Texas into the central time zone.
+# However, El Paso ignored the law for decades and continued to observe
+# mountain time, on the grounds that that's what they had always done
+# and they weren't about to let the federal government tell them what to do.
+# Eventually the federal government gave in and changed the law on
+# 1970-04-10 to match what El Paso was actually doing. Although
+# that's slightly after our 1970 cutoff, there is no need to create a
+# separate zone for El Paso since they were ignoring the law anyway. See:
+# Long T. El Pasoans were time rebels, fought to stay in Mountain zone.
+# El Paso Times. 2018-10-24 06:40 -06.
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER
Rule Denver 1920 1921 - Mar lastSun 2:00 1:00 D
Rule Denver 1920 only - Oct lastSun 2:00 0 S
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