Sheriff Ruffner took the heat<BR>Ku Klux Klan took side of moonshiners during Prohibition

It has been no secret that Prescott once had a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. The photos of a Klan funeral march through downtown have been published many times. But back in the early 20th century, the racial makeup of Prescott was not much different than it is today. There were not many African-Americans in the area, so Prescott Klan No. 14 had to vent its rage at other targets.