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The LaGrange Phalanx

Location: US 20, 0.7 mile east of junction of US 20 & SR 3, west of Brushy Prairie. (Lagrange County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 44.1966.1

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The Fourier System of communal living was attempted here between 1843 and 1848. Approximately thirty families lived by rules established in councils of industry, commerce, justice and education. Their "new social order" was a failure.

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