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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?Possible
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?Don't Know
Sign?Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Still Sundown?Don't Know

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Comments
"In 1969, when I moved from Indiana to Arkansas, there was a sign at the juncture of Highway 5 and Highway 202 (Oakland Road) that stated, 'Welcome to Oakland. No mosquitos [sic] and no niggers.' I know it was gone by 1970, but I can't tell you exactly when it disappeared. I graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1972 and I can attest to the fact that this was an extremely segregated area. Several of my teachers were blatant racists. Since my heroes at the time were Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix, I really had to watch myself!" -Oakland resident
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