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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?Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Still Sundown?Probably

Census Information
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Comments
"Until at least a few years ago they had a welcome sign at the city limits that read 'Welcome to Dover: Don't Let the Sun Set on Your Black Ass'." -Arkansas State University professor *** 3/2008 email I heard some variation of the sentence, 'Blacks shouldn%u2019t go to Dover and definitely not after dark' more times than I can remember when I was growing up. There%u2019s been at one lynching in the town, according to oral history."
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