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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.

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