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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.

Tillamook

Oregon

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Slightly Democratic
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

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 1
1920 1
1930 0
1940 2751
1950
1960 4244
1970 3968 28
1980
1990 4001 4 0
2000 4352 4028 7 31 53 149
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Threat of Violence
  • Reputation

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black
  • Asian
  • Native American

Comments

6/17/2002

“The gospel according to Myers”
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Portland Oregonian
HARRY ESTEVE
BEAVERTON

Clay Myers has them entranced. At 75, his hair dissolved by chemotherapy, Myers speaks …Republican nonconformists, including Gov. Tom McCall, U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield and Myers, ran the show.

Myers who served successively as secretary of state and treasurer for nearly 20 years from the late 1960s to the early ’80s serves up a message of political compromise and inclusion.

…. The political side of Myers developed early, beginning as a youngster in Tillamook where he pondered the reasoning behind the town’s “sunset law,” which required African Americans, Native Americans and other minorities to be indoors by nightfall. It didn’t make sense but it was the accepted way of life, he says. His parents never questioned it.