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Basic Information
Type of Place
Metro Area?
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?Don't Know

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Comments
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.
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