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U.S. History Topics » Other History & Soc Studies » Religion & Society

Shaker Historic Trail

presents 15 places that together reveal the legacy of one of the most compelling religious and social movements in American life. Three essays trace the growth of the United Society of Believers, or Shakers, from its founding by a group of dissenting Quakers in 1747 to its membership of 6,000 people just before the Civil War. (National Park Service)

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The Centre House at South Union has been recognized as one of the finest Shaker buildings in existence

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