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The Ku Klux Klan impacted Maine politics during 1923 when over 7,000 of their number rallied to change city government structure from having an elected mayor to hiring a city manager.
The Klan had a huge headquarters complex on Forest Avenue. The Klan's Maine director, F. Eugene "Doc" Farnsworth, spoke against Catholics, Jews and immigrants.
About This Item
- Title: Ku Klux Klan procession, Portland, ca. 1923
- Creation Date: circa 1923
- Subject Date: circa 1923
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 10 cm x 12 cm
- Local Code: Photographs--Portland--Processions
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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