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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Hoodoo

Idaho

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Don’t Know

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
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Method of Exclusion

  • Violent ExpulsionPolice or Other Official Action

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Asian

Comments

In December 1891, the town of Hoodoo attempted to
run out its Chinese population. Shortly before that, a
local judge had ruled that the lease of mining land to
Chinese Americans was invalid. he was overturned by
the state Supreme Court in 1893 and some Chinese
returned to the area.

Hoodoo no longer exists as a town, acc. to the census. It had a post office in the 1890s but no longer does.