Shoreham (pop. 1,222) was settled by about a dozen men who agreed that initially residents would hold all property in common and share in the work. They decided upon such communal efforts not for any political or social beliefs, but to ensure the community would thrive. Once the town was sufficiently advanced, the communal model was abandoned.
Shoreham Communal History
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