The Society of Necessity

While the Kingdom of the Happy Land was realizing its commitment to
communal living in south Henderson County, in what is now the East Flat Rock
area, another form of community self-help was taking place. Again, like the
people of the Happy Land, the needs of the community would come first. It was
the “All for one, and one for all” ideal taking shape through the efforts of a 20-
year-old named Henry Shields Simmons who, though young, was long in
vision. Henry saw that the…