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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.

Peru

Indiana

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Unlikely
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
1940
1950
1960
1970 423
1980
1990 414
2000
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

One individual recalls segregation in Peru in 1960, claiming, “my family was dining at a place called The Log Cabin in Peru and I remember walking into the restaurant seeing “reserved” signs on all the tables. When I pointed that out to my father, he told me that the signs were there just to keep the “coloreds” out of the restaurant.” February 2013