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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
1860330
187037
1880
18903,8040
1900
19104,20048
1920
193012
19403,64165
19501,9588
19601,4373
19701,6700
19801,9000
1990
20002,2782,140118169152

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Comments
Until the turn of the 19th century, Eureka Springs was an interracial town. The area had various medicinal springs and a spa, which brought visitors from all over the country. In the beginning of the 19th century, health spas went out of fashion and Eureka Springs fell on hard times. The black community was marginalized and began to leave. "The Negroes weren't allowed to be down in town. They could come down through there, but they couldn't go into Basin Park. A band would play every afternoon and night in the summertime, but the colored people were restricted from going."
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