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History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Staff photo by Ben McCanna | of | Share this photo

    KKK fliers discovered in Maine neighborhoods in late January 2017 shocked residents and led to a community meeting in Freeport. Here's a look back at the Klan's history in Maine.

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Collections of Island Falls Historical Society, courtesy of www.MaineMemory.net | of | Share this photo

    The first daylight Ku Klux Klan parade and the first Klan parade in New England took place in Milo on Sept. 3, 1923.

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Collections of Maine Historical Society, courtesy of www.MaineMemory.net | of | Share this photo

    A Ku Klux Klan member on horseback leads a parade of KKK members during Brownville Junction’s centennial celebration in 1924.

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Collections of Maine Historical Society, courtesy of www.MaineMemory.net | of | Share this photo

    A Ku Klux Klan procession through the streets of Portland around 1923.

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Photographer unknown | of | Share this photo

    1924 photograph of the Ku Klux Klan headquarters of the Witham Klavern in Portland in the 400 block Forest Avenue. The property was the former Rollins estate.

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Collections of Maine Historical Society, courtesy of www.MaineMemory.net | of | Share this photo

    Detail of a photo showing Ku Klux Klan members from across Maine, along with their wives and children, gathered in Portland for a field day and parade on August 28, 1926. They posed for this photo behind the Portland Exposition Building, at right, where Hadlock Field now stands.

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Staff photo by Merry Farnum | of | Share this photo

    A KKK leader from Connecticut raises his fist at a rally for the Invisible Empire of the Ku Klux Klan that was held a farm in Rumford in 1987.

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Staff photo by Merry Farnum | of | Share this photo

    KKK members prepare a cross to be burned during a rally held on a farm in Rumford in 1987

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Staff photo by Merry Farnum | of | Share this photo

    About 150 protesters far outnumbered KKK members at a rally held on a farm in Rumford in 1987

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Staff photo by Merry Farnum | of | Share this photo

    A KKK member poses for photographers during a rally held on a farm in Rumford in 1987.

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Lead by the group’s national leader Imperial Wizard James W. Farrands and wearing traditional robes of the Invisible Empire, Ku Klux Klan members form a circle around a burning cross in Rumford on Sept. 27, 1987.

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    History of the Ku Klux Klan in Maine - Staff photo by David MacDonald | of | Share this photo

    A KKK leader from Connecticut engages with a bystander during a march in South Portland in 1988.

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