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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?Surely
Year of Greatest Interest1936
Was there an ordinance?Yes, Written Evidence
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
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1990466464011
20005154641136

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Method of Exclusion
Reputation;Other

Main Ethnic Group(s).
English

Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
One of many sundown towns set up by the FDR administration. The 2000 census shows three black families, so apparently Dyess is moving past exclusion.
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