Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Burning Crosses

Several nights in early May 1923 were lit up with burning crosses in Ainsworth, Hobart, and East Gary (Lake Station).

2018-6-27. Burning Crosses
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"Local and Personal," Hobart News, May 10, 1923.

Since the Klan parade three months earlier had featured a burning cross, the writer probably understood the association. But we don't know if any of these displays were aimed at anyone in particular. (Henry Paulus, many years later, recalled a cross being burned on his lawn in 1924.)

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Above that item we find a description of a pretty nasty wreck that fortunately did not injure Ainsworth's Robert Harper.

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