Crosses Burned in Fort Thomas

Four fiery crosses were burned simultaneously in Northern Kentucky Tuesday night.  Three were in Ft. Thomas and the fourth in Dayton.

Bombs sounded in both towns before the crosses sprung into flames.  Two of the crosses were burned in front of Convent of the Good Shepherd, Highland-av, and home of Rev. Otto Hafen, pastor of St. Thomas Church, who lives at 6 E. Villa-pl.  The third was set off at Briar Cliff stop.

Residents of Dayton were attracted from their homes by the sound of a bomb to se a huge cross burning on Belmont Hill.  The blazing symbols were seen for miles. 

Several men carrying lanterns were said to have walked away from the burning cross in Dayton.

This is the second time a cross was burned at the Good Shepherd Convent and the third time one has appeared on Belmont Hill.

Remnants of a cross were found Wednesday by members of St. Aloysius Church, Seventh and Bakewell streets, Covington.


from the Kentucky Post, April 2, 1924