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Those gathering in summer camps for religious purposes brought all of the conveniences of home. This one, "the Merriam tent," in July 1907, is set in the tall trees of Ashfield, Massachusetts. The location allowed a back-to-nature as well as a back-to-religion experience for entire families. The platform permits indoor/outdoor living and the furnishings from home are complete with a stove.