- Type of Place
- Independent City or Town
- Metro Area
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Sundown Town in the Past?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Don't Know
- Don’t Know
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
Until the turn of the 19th century, Eureka Springs
was an interracial town. The area had various
medicinal springs and a spa, which brought visitors
from all over the country. In the beginning of the 19th
century, health spas went out of fashion and Eureka
Springs fell on hard times. The black community was
marginalized and began to leave. “The Negroes
weren’t allowed to be down in town. They could come
down through there, but they couldn’t go into Basin
Park. A band would play every afternoon and night in
the summertime, but the colored people were
restricted from going.”