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Related Web Sites:
Introduction to Ceresco

Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin Historical Markers

Ceresco, Wisconsin (Wikipedia)

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"A History of Ripon" by Samuel Pedrick



Interesting Fact:

Warren Chase was a delegate to both constitutional conventions in Wisconsin.

Study Questions:

  • What were the beliefs of the Wisconsin Phalanx?
  • Were the Wisconsin Phalanx connected to Ripon College in any way?
  • What caused the demise of Ceresco?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on May 27:

    1937: The Golden Gate bridge is opened.

  • May 27

    May 27, 1844: A cooperative community was founded in Fond du Lac County by the Wisconsin Phalanx, a utopian organization developed in Kenosha by Warren Chase. The founders named the community Ceresco after the Roman goddess of the harvest. The community dissolved by 1850 but a new community of Ripon developed after Ceresco’s demise.

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