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The Klan And The Ferris Wheel

Written by: George Chittenden : 08 Nov 2019

This creepy photo of forty-one Ku Klux Klan members on a Ferris wheel in an amusement park in Colorado was taken back in 1926. It actually appeared on the front page of a newspaper in small central Colorado town named Cañon City. The Klan headquarters were on Main Street close to where the travelling amusement park had set up.

Forty-one Ku Klux Klan members on a Ferris wheel, Colorado.

Forty-one Ku Klux Klan members on a Ferris wheel, Colorado.

Surprisingly, more than four million people across America were KKK members in the 1920s. Cañon City in Colorado was the Klan capital of the State from 1924 to 1928. Colorado Governor Clarence Morley was a Klansman, Colorado Senator Rice Means was endorsed by the KKK and the Reverend of Cañon City’s First Baptist Church, Fred Arnold, was the Grand Dragon of the Colorado Klan.

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