Mary Settles: The Last Shaker at Pleasant Hill (Chautauqua).
Mary Settles, the last survivor of the Pleasant Hill Shakers, was left at the village along with her small children when her husband learned that she would be of no use in producing the large family he needed to farm in Missouri.
Mary Settles saw the Civil War from the point of view of the Shakers, her adopted extended family.
Kentucky Chautauqua Presenter: Janet Scott. Settles is portrayed by Janet Scott, an accomplished nationally recognized actress, who currently coaches University of Kentucky Opera Theatre students.
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