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Ku Klux Klan Holds Meeting at Fisherville, 1925

Posted By on January 22, 2018

A meeting of the Ku Klux Klan at Fisherville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1925, was reportedly poorly attended, mainly because of bad weather.  Regardless, it was noted that despite the weather, “many” came from a distance, including contingents from Williamstown and Halifax.

This post is a continuation of the reporting on hate groups that were active in the Lykens Valley area in the years following the Civil War.  It was a widely known fact that the third iteration of the Ku Klux Klan had a significant presence in the Lykens Valley and adjacent valleys during the early years of the 20th Century.  This third iteration of the Klan was strongly white supremacist and was opposed to equal rights for African Americans, Catholics, Jews, and immigrants.

From the Lykens Standard, 13 November 1925:


FISHERVILLE, 10 November 1925 — Because of inclement weather the meeting held here Saturday and sponsored by the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was poorly attended.  Dr. Chaser of Reading gave an interesting talk and held his hearers spell-bound throughout the discourse.  Regardless of weather conditions many from a distance attended, people being present from Williamstown, Harrisburg and Halifax.


News clipping from Newspapers.com.


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