They began as religious revival camps, nothing more than a collection of tents. But more than a hundred years later, these communities tempt home buyers and renters with their historical charm, downsized lifestyle, and often affordable prices.
Thirty years ago, book editor Norma Roche and her then-husband decided to look at a house for sale in Northampton's Laurel Park, once a Methodist revival camp during the populist religious movement of the late 19th century. They liked what they found: more than 20 acres of woods and grassy open space surrounding an enclave of about a hundred charming, ... (Full article: 2017 words)
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