Is Columbia really a Sun Down Town?

Created by More Cowbell on Oct 25, 2008

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More Cowbell

Fort Wayne, IN

#1 Oct 25, 2008
We just seened a show on the tv about racial issuse that still exist. They showed Columbia Il and said there was a horn to bolw at 6 to tell the culards its tyme to get. Now, we hear in Benton don't need no horn to blow at 6 to tell them its tyme to go. Theys no it is. Do use take in your obama signs at night to keep thems from getting burnt?
No its not

Columbia, IL

#2 Oct 25, 2008
The siren also blows at noon hour and at 6 mon-sat. I've heard it has something to do with the fire and tornado sirens that blow. It has been doing that as long as I can remember. We are not prejudice on racial issues. Just don't try to bring your development here. You will have a ton of trouble. There are 5 aldermen who will do everything in their power to keep you out because it's not what their personal beliefs want. Look at Mr. Unnerstall's depositions on the city's website and you'll see what 5 people have done to destroy a city's reputation.
Yes it is

Waterloo, IL

#3 Oct 26, 2008
This was on a website regarding sundown towns in IL.........According to residents, there was a 6 p.m. whistle to warn African Americans to leave town before dark. There also appears to have been a time where no real estate signs were posted when houses went on the market so that no African American families would try to buy a home in Columbia......so I guess it is.
Toledo

Columbia, MO

#4 Oct 27, 2008
From my understanding, the sirens went off at noon and at six to tell farmers to come in and eat lunch and dinner. They just kept to the original schedule even though it isn't used for that anymore. I like it, whenever I'm outside doing yard work or something, it let's me know that it is 6 o'clock. The sirens are also used for volunteer firefighters and as tornado sirens. I know that there isn't much diversity in Columbia, but there are a few African American children attending the schools.
David

Plymouth, MN

#5 Oct 28, 2008
I grew up in Columbia and the sirens used to go off at 9:45 PM as well, which was under the 13 year old curfew.
wondering

Waterloo, IL

#6 Oct 31, 2008
I am a senior citizen and I have heard all my life that it was to notify farmers in the fields of the time. Also, did you know that when trains went through the towns that some engineers had special signals to let their families know that they were on their way home?
Megan

Waterloo, IL

#7 Nov 3, 2008
wondering wrote:
I am a senior citizen and I have heard all my life that it was to notify farmers in the fields of the time. Also, did you know that when trains went through the towns that some engineers had special signals to let their families know that they were on their way home?
That is really neat and I didnt know that. My son loves trains and we drive out to the tracks all the time so he can watch them go by.
people are crazy

Springfield, IL

#8 Nov 22, 2008
I googled this whole sundown town bs...here is what I found

http://www.uvm.edu/~jloewen/sundowntownsshow....

What crap!
threethirteen

Saint Charles, MO

#9 Nov 22, 2008
people are crazy wrote:
I googled this whole sundown town bs...here is what I found
http://www.uvm.edu/~jloewen/sundowntownsshow....
What crap!
That did seem like a waste web space!
FYI-2

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Mar 11, 2009
I love trains too.

Since: Jan 09

Millstadt, IL

#11 Mar 11, 2009
anyone else ever heard the burroughs referred to as hitler heights? I hate to admit it but unfortunately maybe we do have some racial intolerance here in columbia. I love trains too.
getoverit

Columbia, IL

#12 Mar 11, 2009
threethirteen wrote:
<quoted text>That did seem like a waste web space!
Speaking of waste web sites...ever been to topix???

“Columbia Resident”

Since: Mar 09

Columbia, IL

#13 Mar 11, 2009
You have got to be kidding me! It is the year 2009 and there is a topic on the internet about black people not allowed in town after dark? Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would love this site. This junk has to stop now! Any of my black friends are welcome @ my home in Columbia day or night. Unbelievable!
steve schlitz

Columbia, IL

#14 Mar 11, 2009
Rob Repasz wrote:
You have got to be kidding me! It is the year 2009 and there is a topic on the internet about black people not allowed in town after dark? Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would love this site. This junk has to stop now! Any of my black friends are welcome @ my home in Columbia day or night. Unbelievable!
you can have all the brothas you want over. just make sure you get them out of town by dark.

“Columbia Resident”

Since: Mar 09

Columbia, IL

#15 Mar 11, 2009
steve schlitz wrote:
<quoted text>you can have all the brothas you want over. just make sure you get them out of town by dark.
Come on Steve! Are you being serious? I will not believe that most Columbian's feel this way about black people. There is also a lot of white trash out there. Black people have the same rights we do. Again, I hope you are just kidding.
trainwreck k caboose guy

Redmond, WA

#16 Mar 11, 2009
Rob Repasz wrote:
<quoted text>
Come on Steve! Are you being serious? I will not believe that most Columbian's feel this way about black people. There is also a lot of white trash out there. Black people have the same rights we do. Again, I hope you are just kidding.
im white trash and have my own caboose columbia hates everyone equally
Socks the Cat

Waterloo, IL

#17 Mar 11, 2009
trainwreck k caboose guy wrote:
<quoted text>im white trash and have my own caboose columbia hates everyone equally
God Bless America. As Don King saids "ain't America Great!
steve schlitz

Millstadt, IL

#18 Mar 11, 2009
im just kidding, I really like colored folk I think everyone should own one or two. no but really....everytime I go on a float trip I always ask for a black canoe....I want one that wont tip.
jaybird

Columbia, IL

#19 Mar 11, 2009
LMAO at Kenny.
Parent

Waterloo, IL

#20 Mar 11, 2009
I hope that none of you have children...except you Rob...we are supposed to be teaching the youth of american that all men are created equal. I am sure that you nasty people are not doing that. Remember that one day you will be judged as well and God will not like it very much that you have discrased some of the very people HE has created. GROW UP!

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