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Basic Information
Type of PlaceIndependent 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
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
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189023736127
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196014434
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20001635414580250154412981602

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

Comments
Pendleton had only two black families who got along OK, but the town apparently expelled Chinese: Another reader suggests that Pendleton%u2019s Chinese and Asian population constructed a city literally underground in order to escape the abuse of the white citizens. A Pendleton resident writes: "I really hope you include Pendleton Oregon in the sundown town book. I recently asked a librarian about a book, or even article, about Pendleton and their underground community of Asian Americans...she said they had tried to find such a book just recently, and no such book exists. How interesting...."
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