New Harmony Is A Utopian Society

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New Harmony is a historical town on the Wabash River in Harmony Township, Posey County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The society was established in 1814, the town was originally known as Harmony (or Harmonie, or New Harmony). The 20,000-acre settlement was the brainchild of George Rapp and was home exclusively to German Lutherans in its early years. New Harmony wasn’t a utopian community it wasn’t until 1824 they decided to sell their property, Robert Owen, a Welsh industrialist and social former purchased the town in 1825 with the invention of creating a utopian community. New Harmony became known as a center for advances in education and scientific research. New Harmony's residents established the first free library, a civic drama club,

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