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

Sundown Town Status
Confirmed Sundown Town?Probable
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?Don't Know
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Probably

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
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1910104
192024
19301
19401
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19600
197022
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Comments
In 1910, the Williams Cooperage Company opened in Leslie, causing a population boom. When the company went bust, much of Leslie's 5000 citizens moved, including most of its black population. While there was some Ku Klux Klan activity in Leslie, it was largely directed at striking railroad workers. It is unclear if, after the collapse of Williams Cooperage, blacks were kept out of Leslie by other means.
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