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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?Don't Know
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Probably

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
19301,2260
19401,2480
19501,7291
19601,7530
19701,9610
1980
19902,6356
20003,0553,0001212338

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

Comments
"The Civil Rights Era didn't affect Manila (that I know of). Manila was a 'sundown' town. Blacks knew to get out of town before sundown or they'd pay the consequences. I have personal knowledge that as recently as last year [2004] a black customer of ours said he'd be crazy to stay in Manila after dark. However, we have a new business in town owned by a black woman and her family lives here in addition to a family whose 12 children graduated from MHS." -Manila resident
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