Mudcat Café message #1541890 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #83121   Message #1541890
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
13-Aug-05 - 02:57 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Bascomb Lamar Lunsford
Subject: RE: Folklore: Bascomb Lamar Lunsford
The KKK was active in western Canada in the 1930s. Their targets were non-English workers, radicals or any group agitating for change. Many small businessmen supported them. Meetings, especially in Edmonton. attracted many conservative-leaning citizens. A panoramic photo taken at one of their meetings in Memorial Hall, hung with Union Jacks, shows some 1000 men, women and children in attendance. In the coal-mining towns, they opposed strikers and organizers.

They were active in the western mining States as well at that time.

The politics and mindsets of that time seem foreign to us now, but it was a time of strife.