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Robert Owen dies in Wales, aged eighty

11/17/1858
Robert Owen, the manufacturer and socialist reformer, died at his home in Newtown, Wales, the town where he had been born eighty years before. He was famous for his alternative methods of industrial organization and education, notably his commercially successful experiment at New Lanark in Scotland. He was known in the United States for his failed community experiment at New Harmony in Indiana he had begun in 1825. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 379.

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