Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

March 19, 2014

AC history by Enfys McMurry


The Daily Iowegian

---- — March 19, 1924: This was the night, the KKK clearly announced their presence in Centerville. It was evening. Four blocks southwest of the Square, a dull red light glowed at the back of the high school. Suddenly it intensified. A cross, eight feet high and five feet wide burst into flames, flaring into the dark night for two hours. Moments later, a second cross burned, this in full view on top of Cemetery Hill, just east of town. (277)