1st printed in the Catskill Mountain News of November 9, 1923 and reprinted in the Delaware Republican Newspaper
November 17, 1923 – Ku Klux Klan active on Election Night!
Also included below is an image of a KKK robe and hood from DCHA’s own collections. We believe it was worn locally.
If nothing else, it’s a reminder to us that the past was not all rosy!~
There was a large vote out in Bovina last week. Wallace Smith was elected supervisor over Thomas C. Strangeway, the present incumbent, by 28 majority.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan were active in Andes Election night, erecting a large cross on the hill back of the D. & N. railroad station and setting fire to it at about 8:30 o’clock.