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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?Surely
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
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910469781
1920793741
1930
1940731341
1950924324
196096654
1970
1980
1990
2000848710
2010
2020

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

Comments
"In Miles City, my great grandmother remembers the
'black' section of town... Grandma was born in 1908 in
Miles City. She remembers playing with a black girl as
a child and said that everyone in town got along very
well. The turning point seems to have been
somewhere around 1917 or 1918. She remembers
being in about fourth or fifth grade when the sheriff
was killed trying to arrest a black man in town... Most
of the black families in town seemed to have departed
shortly thereafter. There were still a few who
remained, as she also remembers a man her mother
hired to help care for her father in the 30's. Most were
connected as help for some family in town, and stayed
to work for them."

-posted to the web 2003
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