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[Klan ephemera, 1925-1970, n.d. miscellaneous]

[Research correspondence and ephemera (1970)] PDF (10.8 MB)


CHIPPEWA COUNTY COURT 
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISCONSIN 
MARSHALL NORSENG                                          HELEN DOEBLER 
JUDGE                                                 REGISTER IN PROBATE
October 19, 1970               HAROLD J. CONNOLLY 
REPORTER 
Mr. John A. Turcheneske 
Rural Route 1 
River Falls, Wisconsin 
Dear Sir: 
Mr. Potter, Clerk of Court, showed me your letter addressed 
to him requesting information about the Ku Klux Klan, Pat Malone and other
particular members, and their activities. 
I suggest that you write to Attorney David Raihle, Chippewa 
Falls, Wisconsin. I believe he has some of the original records of the Klan
in this area and he might be of some 
help to you. 
As a personal note, I lived in River Falls until 1929. 
I remember that in the late 20's the Klan had a meeting 
house at River Falls on Lewis Street (West Side) about four blocks north
of the old hospital, and Pat Malone would come 
to conduct the'ervices." It seems to me that he usually 
wore the clerical collar and usually had with him a bodyguard 
as he walked up the street. 
Please give my greetings to your mentor, Walker Wyman. 
Tell him that I met some beautiful lady in Madison the other 
day and she made inquiry about his recent book on the 
logging days. 
Yours very truly, 
MARSHALL NORSENG 
County Judge 
MN:hc 


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