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

Chapter 4: Chetek: a hot time in the old town,   pp. 59-80 PDF (7.4 MB)


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the Klan, but that is neither here nor there. 
We are BMea~i$ for con-unity peace and good 
will, Chetek is an orderly, patriotic, 
friendly place. Let us keep it that way.64 
With that said, the Alert's discussion of the Klan was closed ,65 
Thereafter, little was heard about the Klan in Chetek. In September, however,
the hooded order was decried for utilizing masks at one of its parades. If
the cause was right, it did not "....have to travel under cover, especially
beneath the American flag.''66 As to Klan influence in the primary election,
the question was never satisfactorally answered as to why Governor John Blaine
received the nomination for United States Senator-especially as the Klan
considered Blaine a primary opponent. No more was heard about the Klan in
Chetek after the primary. Indeed, the Ku Klux Klan in Chetek was a dying
issue. 
64Editorial, The Chetek Alert, MXarch 5, 1926, p., 40 
65Ibid. 
66Chetek Alert, September 10, 1926, p. 1. 


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