Birthplace of the Republican Party

Price: $15.95

Stock #: 715037
Type: Postcard
Era: Undivided Back
City: Ripon
State: Wisconsin (WI)
County: Fond du Lac
Postmark: 1907 Mar-6
PM City: Ripon
PM State: WI
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

Additional Details:
Pursuant to a call published in the Ripon Herald, a meeting was held by men of all parties at the Congregational Church, Feb. 29th, 1854, to discuss the "Nebraska Swindle," and vigorous resolutions were passed against the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill by Congress, and for a new party to be organized, "such an one as the country has not hitherto seen, composed of Whigs, Democrats and Free Soilers," to accomplish its repeal if passed. Three days previous the moving spirit, Alvan E. Bovay, wrote to Horace Greeley, of the New York Tribune, suggesting a new party under the name "Republican."

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