Ku Klux Klan parade, Brownville Junction, 1924
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A Ku Klux Klansman and horse in full regalia lead a motorcade of members to the Brownville Centennial Pageant Grounds in 1924.
Civic leaders had put up $500 to celebrate 100 years as a town. The Piscataquis County community of 1,743 people was experiencing divisive labor problems and some residents struck out at arriving Catholic Franco-Americans.
In the 1920s the Klan had as many as 20,000 members throughout Maine.
- Title: Ku Klux Klan parade, Brownville Junction, 1924
- Creation Date: circa 1920
- Subject Date: circa 1920
- Town: Brownville Junction
- County: Piscataquis
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 16 cm x 21 cm
- Local Code: Coll. S-5787, Misc. Box 144/2
- Object Type: Image
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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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