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Ripon, Wisconsin Historical Markers

 
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By K. Linzmeier, November 15, 2012
Marker and Former Library
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Ripon — 401 Watson Street
1905–1973 · Public Library (relocated) 1973–1996 · Pearl's House of Fashion 1996–Present · Accurate Controls The majority of the money for the building of this library was given to the city by Andrew Carnegie. . . . — Map (db m61763) HM
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Ripon — 135 — Birthplace of Republican Party
In 1852 Alvan Earle Bovay of Ripon met with Horace Greeley in New York and advocated dissolution of the Whig Party and formation of a new party to fuse together anti-slavery elements. At the same time he suggested the name "Republican" because he . . . — Map (db m3225) HM
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Ripon — Birthplace of the Republican Party
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. — Map (db m64806) HM
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Ripon — 273 — Carrie Chapman Catt
A national leader of the woman suffrage movement, Carrie Chapman Catt was born in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1859 and spent most of her life as a tireless crusader for women’s rights. A gifted organizer, political strategist and public speaker, Catt . . . — Map (db m4331) HM
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Ripon — 181 — Ceresco
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 . . . — Map (db m4330) HM
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Ripon — First Baptist Church of Ripon
First Baptist Church of Ripon 1857 Entered on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior July 21, 2006 This building and grounds were presented to the Frank H. Brown Post 43, . . . — Map (db m82500) HM
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Ripon — First Congregational Church of Ripon
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m55385) HM
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Ripon — 184 — Ripon College
Incorporated January 29, 1851. The first College building, East Hall, was staked out that spring by Ripon city founders David Mapes and Alvan Bovay. Chartered as Brockway College, it was renamed Ripon College in 1864 and graduated its first class, . . . — Map (db m3596) HM

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