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Item 66677

Title: Ku Klux Klan march, Island Falls, 1924

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1924-07-12

Location: Island Falls; Houlton

Media: photograph

Item 66676

Title: Ku Klux Klan march, Island Falls, 1924

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1924-07-12

Location: Island Falls; Houlton

Media: Photograph

Item 1265

Title: Ku Klux Klan procession, Portland, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1923

Location: Portland

Media: Black and white photograph

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Exhibit

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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Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.