“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ripon in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Ceresco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 28, 2007
1. Ceresco Marker
Inscription.  The Long House is one of the few visible remains of the pioneer settlement of Ceresco. Founded in 1844 and named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of Agriculture, Ceresco was the home of the Wisconsin Phalanx, an experiment in communal liv­ing according to the rule of the French social philosopher Charles Fourier. Under the leadership of Warren Chase, the Phalanx attracted a membership of about two hundred persons. The company enjoyed a few years of vigorous life, then declined, and disbanded in 1851. The village became a part of Ripon in 1853.
Erected 1972 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 181.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 50.898′ N, 88° 51.045′ W. Marker is in Ripon, Wisconsin, in Fond du Lac County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street and Park Street, on the right when traveling south on Union Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Ceresco Park alongside Union Street, south of State Highway 23 / 49. Marker is in this post office area: Ripon WI 54971, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers.
Ceresco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 28, 2007
2. Ceresco Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carrie Chapman Catt (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Congregational Church of Ripon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ripon College (approx. 0.6 miles away); 401 Watson Street (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birthplace of the Republican Party (approx. ¾ mile away); Birthplace of Republican Party (approx. ¾ mile away); First Baptist Church of Ripon (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ripon.
Also see . . .  The History of Ripon. "The members constructed several commonly-owned dwellings called long of which still stands on its original site." (Submitted on December 21, 2007.) 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
The Long House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 10, 2018
3. The Long House
The long house is across Warren Street from Ceresco Park.
More. Search the internet for Ceresco.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,376 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on April 10, 2018, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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