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Spiritualists believed in equality between men and women and the possibility of contacting the dead through sťances. Lake Pleasant was a spiritualist community set in a pine grove in Montague, Massachusetts, before a fire in 1907 destroyed nearly everything there. Children like the girl in this post card view spent summers enjoying the clean air and pure waters. Some families lived in wooden structures, while others set up canvas tents (note tent in background). Water for drinking, cooking and bathing was pumped from the ground by hand.

 

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Jacob's well

photographer   W. M. Waite
date   1904
location   Lake Pleasant, Montague, Massachusetts
process/materials   half-tone paper print
item type   Photograph/Photograph - Postcard
accession #   #1999.03.0037


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Lake Pleasant

"Lake Pleasant Campmeeting Guide for 1876"

Lake Pleasant Founders


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