Roots of Communal Revival 1962-1966

Timothy Miller

in: Farm History. The Farm Historical Society.
Summertown, Tennessee. 1995 (?)


section about Fort Hill community:

But communes that were hip already existed by then. Drop City, a full-blown prototype of hip communalism, was established in May, 1965; another community with a notably hip orientation, Tolstoy Farm, was two years older. Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters took their famous bus trip in 1964 and thereafter settled down to a freewheeling communal existence in California and later Oregon. Mel Lyman's Fort Hill community adopted communal living in 1966 in Boston, and had been moving toward that model since Lyman had first begun attracting followers in the Boston area about 1963. These communes had been developing new subcultural mores and were helping shape the emerging hip movement.


found at: http://www.gaia.org/farm/lifestyle/root1.html
Mel Lyman