|Type of Place||Independent City or Town|
|Metro Area?||Independent City or Town|
|Politics c. 1860?|
|Unions, Organized Labor?|
|Sundown Town Status|
|Confirmed Sundown Town?||Possible|
|Year of Greatest Interest|
|Was there an ordinance?|
|Tell Dr. Loewen More About This Town|| |
|A former resident said the following statement occurred in Irondequoit, NY:
"Police departments used the term "border patrol" either as a name for themselves or for the practice of pulling over minorities. Persons of colour are pulled over, questioned, possibly ticketed and sometimes escorted out of town after dark. The practice becomes widely known, and generally discourages persons of colour from returning, or considering the area as a place to live."
The Irondequoit High School's teams were called the "Indians" until it was changed, to "Eagles" about 10 years ago.
A longtime resident remarked that he used to see black people come into town at a bus at 7:00 or 7;30 in the morning and leave town on a bus at 5:00 in the evening.
A longtime resident remarked that his grandfather, who was a realtor, valued keeping the town the way it was.