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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Canadian

Texas

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Don’t Know
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930 2068 0
1940 1251 0
1950 2700 0
1960
1970 2292 2280 0 12
1980
1990
2000 3351 2937 52 10 24 522 328 4
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Reputation

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

A retired historian at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum remembers there was once a sign warning African Americans to stay out of town as well as only one African American resident who lived in town and was well-known by everyone there.