1924 Klan Meeting Farmington NH The Boston GlobeBoston, Massachusetts 02 Jun 1924 Mon Page 20

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1924 Klan Meeting Farmington NH The Boston GlobeBoston, Massachusetts 02 Jun 1924 Mon Page 20

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An article covering the 1924 Klan meeting in Farmington NH. This clipping is from The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts, Monday June 2, 1924, page 20.

The article reads:

10,000 Attend Klan Meeting

National officials Speaks
in farmington, NH

American Flag Floats Over
Interested Throng

Hundreds of New Members
Are "Naturalized"

Special Dispatch to the Globe

ROCHESTER. N II. June 1 — This
morning, at K. K. K. State headquar-
tm, in South Main st, there was a
large gathering of Maine, New Hamp-
shire, Vermont and Massachusetts
klansmen, and thia afternoon a big
meeting, attended by fully 10,000 per-
sons, was held on an unoccupied farm
in the town of Farmlngton, about four
miles from Rochester. Dozens of klans
men did picket duty, and all members
present wore klan robes.

Outsiders were admitted. If vouched
for by klansmen. Rochester police esti-
mate that 2S0 automobiles bearing
Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New
York and Massachusetts registration
plates passed over the roads leading to
the meeting place.

On the south side of the farm was a
platform over which the American flag
floated, and for more than two hours
three speakers from national headquar-
ters, Atlanta spoke on the principles of
the order. The throng was silent and
gave close attention to the speaker.

King Kleagle E.W. Gaynor of Indiana,
new leader in this section, presided over
the meeting but the names of the
speakers from national headquarters
were not annouced.
Music for the Farmlngton meeting
was furnished by Witham Klavern
Band of 35 pieces, from Portland.

Later in the evening several thousand
new members were naturalized at State
headquarters here, and a buffet lunch
was served. At the edge of the farm
where the afternoon meeting was held,
the fiery -cross burned, and a blazing
electric cross blazed from the roof of
headquarters.

The entire proceedings of the day
were carried out with gravity and per-
fect order.



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FHS-Kyle Leach

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The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts

Publisher

The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts

Date

1924

Date Created

1924

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The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts, “1924 Klan Meeting Farmington NH The Boston GlobeBoston, Massachusetts 02 Jun 1924 Mon Page 20,” Farmington Historical Society-Museum of Farmington History, accessed June 14, 2024, https://farmingtonnhhistory.omeka.net/items/show/601.