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Basic Information
Type of PlaceIndependent City or Town
Metro Area?Independent City or Town
Politics c. 1860?Slightly Democratic
Unions, Organized Labor?Don't Know

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
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
1860
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19101
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19300
19402751
1950
19604244
1970396828
1980
1990400140
20004352402873153149

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Method of Exclusion
Threat of Violence;Reputation

Main Ethnic Group(s).
Unknown

Group(s) Excluded
Black;Asian;Native American

Comments
6/17/2002

"The gospel according to Myers"
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Portland Oregonian
HARRY ESTEVE
BEAVERTON

Clay Myers has them entranced. At 75, his hair dissolved by chemotherapy, Myers speaks ...Republican nonconformists, including Gov. Tom McCall, U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield and Myers, ran the show.

Myers who served successively as secretary of state and treasurer for nearly 20 years from the late 1960s to the early '80s serves up a message of political compromise and inclusion.

.... The political side of Myers developed early, beginning as a youngster in Tillamook where he pondered the reasoning behind the town's "sunset law," which required African Americans, Native Americans and other minorities to be indoors by nightfall. It didn't make sense but it was the accepted way of life, he says. His parents never questioned it.
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