|Type of Place||Independent City or Town|
|Metro Area?||Independent City or Town|
|Politics c. 1860?||Don't Know|
|Unions, Organized Labor?||Don't Know|
|Sundown Town Status|
|Confirmed Sundown Town?||Possible|
|Year of Greatest Interest|
|Was there an ordinance?||Don't Know|
|Still Sundown?||Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks|
|Tell Dr. Loewen More About This Town|| |
|Michael W. Homel, Unlocking City Hall (Malabar, FL: Krieger, 2001) writes about the defensive construction of an exclusionary community by the Ku Klux Klan in small-town La Grande, Oregon (pp. 106-07). These pages cite David A. Horowitz, "Order, Solidarity, and Vigilance: The Ku Klux Klan in La Grande, OR," in Shawn Lay, ed., The Invisible Empire in the West (U of IL P, 1992), 185-215. La Grande had 15 blacks, c. 1920.
In 1922, Prohibition raid results in 5 arrests in the black district. April 1923, arrest and conviction of bootlegger Dee Rogers. 8/19/23, Pearl Fagin arrested for keeping a whorehouse (David A. Horowitz, Inside the Klavern (Carbondale: SIU Press, 1999), 9.). Also, the Klan governor Walter Pierce lived in La Grande.