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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
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Black

Comments
When Fairfield Bay (Greers Ferry West High School) sports teams played teams from Cotton Plant (overwhelmingly black) in the 1990s, there was tension. State troopers escorted the team bus. When Cotton Plant teams came to Greers Ferry, students were warned not to leave jewelry or other valuables in their lockers. The likelihood that a black visitor, already on edge in an overwhelmingly white environment, would find his/her way to the locker area and then somehow rob it was vanishingly small; a stereotype lay behind the warning. For the record, Cotton Plant lost its HS entirely in about 2004, owing to falling enrollment.
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