Near Appleton in Outagamie County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
South Greenville Grange No. 225
South Greenville Grange No. 225 was organized by State Deputy James Brainerd, October 27, 1873. Of 500 Granges organized in Wisconsin, South Greenville Grange No. 225 is the oldest continuously active grange and in 1973 was the first to celebrate its Centennial.
The Grange is unique for it first organized on the national level and then on the local level. Patrons of Husbandry, the Grange, is America's and the world's oldest and only rural family fraternity. It aims to serve all the interests of rural and urban people.
The “Granger Laws” regulating monopolies and Grange sponsorship of cooperatives has greatly influenced agricultural and industrial growth.
Erected 1975 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 215.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 14.658′ N, 88° 32.244′ W. Marker is near Appleton, Wisconsin, in Outagamie County. Marker is on Winnegamie Drive (County Highway Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: W6920 County BB, Appleton WI 54915, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fox – Irish Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fritse Park - Indian Mound Reconstruction (approx. 4.3 miles away); Menasha Lock (approx. 4.8 miles away); Curtis Reed (approx. 5.3 miles away); Historic Wisconsin Avenue Commercial District (approx. 5.4 miles away); Hippolyte Grignon (approx. 5.7 miles away); 1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr (approx. 5.7 miles away); Specialist Fourth Class Kenneth Stumpf (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The Grange Movement. "...the Grange spread rapidly throughout the farm belt, since farmers in all areas were plagued by low prices for their products, growing indebtedness and discriminatory treatment by the railroads. These concerns helped to transform the Grange into a political force." (Submitted on November 20, 2007.)
2. 137 Years of Service to Rural America!. The National Grange is the nation's oldest national agricultural organization, with grassroots units established in 3,600 local communities in 37 states. (Submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
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