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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?Probable
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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193017845
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196020830
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199019801
2000198319159213571

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Method of Exclusion
Private Bad Behavior;Realtors

Main Ethnic Group(s).
Unknown

Group(s) Excluded
Black;Hispanic

Comments
"I grew up in Cold Spring NY [from] 1967-1985. It was an all white town to the extent that it did block out blacks and hispanics. There were some families from India and such as they were doctors in the now defunct local hospital. There was two or three black families (during my years there) that 'some how managed to get in' as my father would say. There was an 'unspoken' rule not to let minorities rent your properties or to sell to them. I know one family owned the local dry cleaners. I thought it ironic that my father did work for them and yet would not let me talk to their son! I remember cops stopping a friend because they were driving through town. The guy wasn't doing anything wrong. Just a black guy driving through town with a white girl from town in the car... "[My father] would say things like that when he did show the apartment to blacks. I also heard it from my mom... that they would have issues with the other residents if they ever did rent to blacks. (my father would not have anyway)... "I do not believe the family that owned the dry cleaners] lived in town. And I believe that Cold Spring tried hard to keep out blacks but it was not always possible. If they had money they could manage to get in." -former Cold Spring resident August 2005 One person wrote: Cold Spring NY has no public signs but still is. "Don't be a healthy minority" buyer tactics may have changed but they still drive you out.
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