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Item 66677

Ku Klux Klan march, Island Falls, 1924

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1924-07-12 Location: Island Falls; Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 66676

Ku Klux Klan march, Island Falls, 1924

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1924-07-12 Location: Island Falls; Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 1265

Ku Klux Klan procession, Portland, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1923 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 54642

509 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Joseph R. Rollins et als Use: Club House

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Eureka Hall, Stockholm

And even a not so nice piece of our past--the KKK meetings were held there. At one time or another all these businesses were run by different people…