Ripon College
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 43° 50.680 W 088° 50.415
16T E 352074 N 4856266
Quick Description: Ripon College marker in Fond du Lac on Ransom St. in front of East Hall.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2007 10:01:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM1WCC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
Views: 33

Long Description:
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, four women, in 1867. Although private and non-sectarian, it was given support by the Winnebago Convention of Presbyterian and Congregational Churches until 1868. A regiment of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry was mobilized here during the Civil War. The three original College buildings are still in use.
County: Fond du Lac

Location: Other

MarkerID: 184

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