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Photo of Alasa Farm from The ABCs of Wayne County from The Wayne County Historical Society
The present day Alasa Farms is the original site of the Sodus Shaker Community. In 1823, 1450 acres of land were purchased by the Shakers, and they immediately began farming. The Shakers were a religious group who called themselves the “Believers”. In 1833, the Shakers moved their community to Livingston County because they thought an extension of the Erie Canal to Sodus Point would be built through their farm. Today, Alasa Farm is home to Cracker Box Palace and is used for farm animals of every kind to come to recover from illness, neglect or abuse.