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Turcheneske, John Anthony / The Ku Klux Klan in northwestern Wisconsin
([1971])

Chapter 2: Klanitor from Clear Lake,   pp. 22-42 PDF (6.7 MB)


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The organizers had already arrived in Clear Lake after a rather rousing experience
at Spooner. "There they were ordered to leave town within an alloted
time but for some reason they failed to fulfill the order...."2 However,
apologies were later extended with the result that an organizer was still
located there.3 
There had not as yet been any evidence of disturbances in Clear Lake arising
out of the organizer's presence-though the K"lansmen had been in the
locale for only a week. No trouble was looked for. The sentiment was expressed
that "....before aay effort is made to run him out of town, that the
people are willing to give him a hearing to determine whether or not they
have a right to do so."4 hat information the people of Clear Lake received
about the Klan was through the daily press, and "....everyone 
will agree that ean opinion formed upon that informration could be nothing
but against the organization...."5 It was obvious, therefore, that people
would continue to have adverse opinions about the Klan until such time as
they could be convinced otherwise.6 
The basic problem in this regard was that individuals 
2Clear Lake Star, February 6, 1924, p. 1. 
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6 Ibid 


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