An experimental community establishes its rules, 1845
In 1844, seventy-one Wisconsin residents established a company to finance an experimental community, or phalanx, called Ceresco, near the present-day site of Ripon. The following year, the residents secured a charter from the Territorial legislature that established a governing body to manage the business operations of the community. This incorporation act details the rules and organizational structure in place at Ceresco.
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|Pub Data: ||Fond du Lac, 1845. Wisconsin Historical Society.
|Citation: ||"Wisconsin Phalanx." Article from an unidentified Fond du Lac , Wis., newspaper (1845).
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