An experimental community establishes its rules, 1845

Wisconsin Phalanx

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.

Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
Creator: Unknown
Pub Data: Fond du Lac, 1845. Wisconsin Historical Society.
Citation: "Wisconsin Phalanx." Article from an unidentified Fond du Lac , Wis., newspaper (1845). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 10/3/2022