Ku Klux Klan parade, Brownville Junction, 1924

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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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About This Item

  • Title: Ku Klux Klan parade, Brownville Junction, 1924
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Town: Brownville Junction
  • County: Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 16 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. S-5787, Misc. Box 144/2
  • Collection: Brownville Junction photographs
  • Object Type: Image

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