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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.

Johnsburg

New York

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?

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 1,887 0
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000 2,450 8
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

A college student researching sundown towns found that, in the 1930s, a group of white men shot and killed a black man in the woods. He was described as a possible criminal and a “wild” man.

This incident is described in a New York Times article: %u201C%u2018Wild Man%u2019 is Unclaimed%u201D