SITE OF LLANO DEL RIO COOPERATIVE COLONY

Historical Landmark

Description:
This was the site of the most important non-religious Utopian experiment in western American history. Its founder, Job Harriman, was Eugene Debs' running mate in the presidential election of 1900. In subsequent years, Harriman became an influential socialist leader and in 1911 was almost elected mayor of Los Angeles. At its height in 1916, the colony contained a thousand members and was a flourishing communitarian experiment dedicated to the principal of cooperation rather than competition.


Registration Date: 5/13/1980

Location:
City: Llano
County: Los Angeles

Directions:
On State Hwy 138 (P.M. 64.1), Llano
SITE OF LLANO DEL RIO COOPERATIVE COLONY



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