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

Birthplace of the Republican Party

 
 
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By William J. Toman, March 3, 2013
1. Birthplace of the Republican Party Marker
Inscription. In this school house on March 20, 1854 was held the first mass meeting in this country that definitely and positively cut loose from old parties, and advocated a new party under the name Republican.
 
Erected by Delano Granite Works Inc.
 
Location. 43° 50.64′ N, 88° 50.208′ W. Marker is in Ripon, Wisconsin, in Fond du Lac County. Marker is on Blackburn Street (State Highway 49) near East Blossom Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Blackburn Street, Ripon WI 54971, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Republican Party (a few steps from this marker); 401 Watson Street (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Ripon (about 700 feet away); Ripon College (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Congregational Church of Ripon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ceresco (approx. mile away); Carrie Chapman Catt (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Daycholah" (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ripon.
 
Also see . . .  The Little White Schoolhouse web site. (Submitted on April 27, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Birthplace of the Republican Party Markers image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 3, 2013
2. Birthplace of the Republican Party Markers
The schoolhouse mentioned in the marker is in the background.

 
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Birthplace of the Republican Party Markers image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 3, 2013
3. Birthplace of the Republican Party Markers
As noted by the sign in the foreground, the birthplace of the Republican party is now the Little White Schoolhouse Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on April 27, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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