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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Hoyleton

Illinois

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?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Surely Not

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
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990 508
2000 520 493 20
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Other

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

“We were working late, and” someone said “You gotta be outta town by 6,” referring to the blacks on the crew, from Carlyle. I wasn’t quite clear as to whether my informant thought the foreman was kidding. Clearly, he said it referred to a rule, but he didn’t think it was going to be enforced that evening, it was more like a quip by then.
“They all seemed to have the same kind of law: that you could come to town but couldn’t stay past 5PM.” (Local resident, 2004)