|Type of Place||Don't Know|
|Metro Area?||Don't Know|
|Politics c. 1860?|
|Unions, Organized Labor?|
|Sundown Town Status|
|Confirmed Sundown Town?||Possible|
|Year of Greatest Interest|
|Was there an ordinance?||Don't Know|
|Still Sundown?||Don't Know|
|Tell Dr. Loewen More About This Town|| |
|According to one source:|
Both Desha and Mountain View are communities in the area that are frequently referred to by old-timers as places inhospitable to blacks - historically.
The term "sundown town" never used in my hearing. However, people would observe that black servants couldn't be brought to town (Mtn View particularly) or that if workers did come they had to leave promptly (more a Desha phenomenon). There was a cotton gin in Desha well into the 20th c. - so, of course, some blacks did come to town - as pickers or owners of bales.
Note: the Desha gin owner, still very much alive and a wonderful person - has a reputation as an exceptionally fair man - held in high esteem by those I know in black community.