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Massive Ku Klux Klan Rally in Millersburg, 1925

On Saturday, 13 June 1925, the Ku Klux Klan planned for a celebration to be held at Millersburg‘s Park, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  The article promoting the event was interesting in that it claimed the celebration would bring back the “old-time way” of celebrating the past.  The Klan also claimed the American flag as its […]

Lykens Valley Ku Klux Klan Events Needing Further Research

Today’s post presents some events involving the Ku Klux Klan that were reported in the Elizabethville Echo.  Each event needs further research. The 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 Ku Klux Klan Orphanage Fire and the Fund Raising Scam of 1926

On 21 November 1926, a major fire ripped through Klan Haven, an orphanage established by the Ku Klux Klan near Paxtang, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Forty-six children were led to safety by the quick action of home attendants and fire fighters.  According to reports at the time, the cause of the fire was suspicious, and the […]

Ku Klux Klan Day in Williamstown, 1926

An October 1926 Ku Klux Klan rally in Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania was reported by the Elizabethville Echo. 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 […]

Charles Noblet Buried in Pillow with Ku Klux Klan Rites, 1927

In April 1927, Charles N. Noblet, an accident victim, was buried at Pillow‘s Grandview Cemetery, with full Ku Klux Klan honors conducted at graveside. 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 […]