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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
1910
1920
193017090
194018550
1950523512
1960
1970
1980
1990
200016651140722593784421202581
2010
2020

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Method of Exclusion
Violent Expulsion

Main Ethnic Group(s).
Unknown

Group(s) Excluded
Black;Asian

Comments
In 1886, Arcata expelled its Chinese population and
enacted the following resolution: "We the citizens of
Arcata and vicinity, wish the total expulsion of the
Chinese from our midst. We endorse the efforts of
Eureka to exclude all Chinese settlements in the city
and environs."
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