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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.

Canyon

Texas

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
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
1940 2622 2622 0 0
1950
1960
1970 8333 8228 80 14 1 10 13
1980
1990
2000 12875 11372 247 269 69 1382 918 75
2010 13303 11770 313 243 91 2088 886 87
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Several residents, including two students at West Texas State College (now West Texas A&M University), remember seeing sundown signs.