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The Shakers were a religious group in many parts of the United States who lived a simple lifestyle where everyone contributed what they could and got back what they needed. Everything was owned by the community as a whole, not individually. They ate together, worshipped together, and exhanged work roles. They practiced celibacy, which may have been part of their downfall, though they did adopt children from orphanges. New Hampshire had two Shaker villages, including this one in Canterbury. Today, there are only four Shakers remaining in the entire country, and they are in Maine. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed in any of the buildings.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Canterbury, NH, New England, New Hampshire, Shaker, USA, commune, historic, religious, village