Published in The New York Times on June 20, 1926 on Page 19, Section 2

Web editor note:  This article was supplied by Bernard Bush of East Windsor.  Mr. Bush and I shared any Monmouth Pleasure Club information we had in 1998.  I helped him arrange oral history interviews with relatives of Monmouth Pleasure Club members.  His collection ‘The Bernard Bush Collection’ is now housed at Rutgers University.

Buys Old Marconi Radio Station of 
396 Acres on Shark River. 
Special to the New York Times.
     BELMAR, N.J.,  June 19 – Establishment of a Summer resort for the Ku Klux Klan on the Shark River at New Bedford is being fostered by officials of the New Jersey Realm of the Klan.  The project is in its first stages, but tents and bungalows have been erected. 
     Only members of the Klan or affiliated organizations are admitted to the 396-acre reservation, which until a year ago was owned by the Radio Corporation of America and was known as the Marconi Radio Station.  The property was purchased by the Monmouth Pleasure Club, a holding company of Klansmen, and is now State headquarters of the organization. 
     The Klan is to give demonstrations of its strength on July 3, 4 and 5, and on the last day will parade along the Ocean Boulevard of northern seashore resorts.

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