in Wisconsin History
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). Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=395; Visited on: 3/3/2015|