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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 365 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RIPON  , a

city of Fond du
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Lac county, Wisconsin, U,S.A., on
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Silver Creek, about 22 M . W. of Fond du Lac, and about 75 M . N.W. of
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Milwaukee . Pop . (1890), 3358; (1900), 3818, of whom 885 were
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foreign-born; (1905), 3811; (1910), 3739 . Ripon is served by the Chicago & North-Western, and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul
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railways . The city has a Carnegie library, which also houses the library of the Ripon
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Historical Society, and is the seat of Ripon College (non-sectarian, co-educational), which was founded in 1850 as the
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Lyceum of Ripon, and was named Ripon College in 1864; in 1908 it had 23 instructors and 279 students . There are grain elevators and various manufactories, among the products of which are cheese and other creamery products,
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flour, knit. goods, pickles and canned goods, woodenware, washing
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machines and gloves . The site of Ripon was
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purchased in 1838 by John Scott Horner (1802-1883), of Virginia, secretary and acting-governor of Michigan Territory in 1835, and the first secretary of Wisconsin Territory in 1836-37, who named the
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village when. it was established in 1849 from the seat of his ancestors in
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Yorkshire . In May 1844 a settlement, named Ceresco or " the Wisconsin Phalanx," a Fourierist community,' organized ' The charter, granted by the legislature in 1845, contained the following features: (1)
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property to be held in
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common;(1884) .

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