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Item 192

Ku Klux Klan outfit, Hollis, 1963

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1963-08-04

Location: Hollis Center

Media: Photographic print

Item 1264

Ku Klux Klan parade, Brownville Junction, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Brownville Junction

Media: Photographic print

Item 5208

Third phase, burning of Old South Church, Bath, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1854-07-06

Location: Bath

Media: Oil on canvas

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Ku Klux Klan Constitution cover, 1921

The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

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Samantha Smith, Manchester, 1983

Samantha Smith's Questions

Samantha Smith, a Manchester schoolgirl, gained international fame in 1983 by asking Soviet leader Yuri Andropov whether he intended to start a nuclear war and then visiting the Soviet Union to be reassured that no one there wanted war.

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John Parris Sheahan, ca. 1870

John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.

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Site Page

Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

“I hate to think of these children drowning. I thank the people who saved them. Wyman Ramsdell is like a hero to me because if he didn’t save my…

Site Page

Howard House, Bangor, 1869

Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

In New England, this war was hated as the years prior to its outbreak caused great economic difficulty to a region dependent upon maritime trade.

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Story

How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine

by Doug Rawlings


Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement