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GOP's Birthplace: A Wisconsin Schoolhouse

A one-room schoolhouse in Ripon, Wis., where in 1854, a group of local residents met and formed the Republican Party. The building is now a museum.
Steve Lickteig, NPR
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A one-room schoolhouse in Ripon, Wis., where in 1854, a group of local residents met and formed the Republican Party. The building is now a museum.
A one-room schoolhouse in Ripon, Wis., where in 1854, a group of local residents met and formed the Republican Party. The building is now a museum.
Steve Lickteig, NPR /
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A one-room schoolhouse in Ripon, Wis., where in 1854, a group of local residents met and formed the Republican Party. The building is now a museum.

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Andrea Seabrook covers Capitol Hill as NPR's Congressional Correspondent.