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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?Probable
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks

Census Information
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Main Ethnic Group(s).
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Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
Cameron Townsend, who founded Wycliffe Bible Translators, "had gone to Sulphur Springs, AR, for his wife's health in the early 1930s... Townsend liked the place, so when he decided to start a linguistics school in 1934, he chose Sulphur Springs... Years later, 1957 or 1958, at a Sycliffe conference held in Sulphur Springs, there was a discussion of how the organization can become more inclusive and specifically the need for (and the absence of) blacks to do translation work. Ken Pike, one of the great linguists of the 20th century, made the statement, 'If we had a black person as a member, they could not stay here (in Sulphur Springs) overnight.' Pike believed there was a law to that effect."
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