La Réunion was an early community in Dallas. It was organized as an utopian socialist community in 1855 by French, Belgian and Swiss colonists on the south bank of the Trinity River in central Dallas County, Texas. The former colony site is a short distance north of Interstate 30 near downtown Dallas. The founder of the community, Victor Prosper Considerant, was a French democratic socialist who directed an international movement based on Fourierism, a set of economic, political, and social beliefs advocated by French philosopher François Marie Charles Fourier. Fourierism subsequently became known as a form of utopian socialism. It failed for various reasons and by 1860, the property had generally been absorbed into the growing city of Dallas.

La Reunion Remembered, 150th Anniversary, 1855-2005

1. Why Texas, Why Dallas?
2. Their Arrival
3. American Colonies
4. Colony Life
5. Why The Colony Failed
6. Colony Members

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