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Ripon in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ceresco

 
 
Ceresco Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
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. Marker is in Ceresco
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Park alongside Union Street, south of State Highway 23 / 49. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ripon WI 54971, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. 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.
 
Ceresco Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 28, 2007
2. Ceresco Marker
The Long House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, April 10, 2018
3. The Long House
The long house is across Warren Street from Ceresco Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,947 times since then and 82 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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