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    Seen through a window in the sheep barn, workers prepare to raise the Yellow Garage at the Shaker Village in New Gloucester on Aug. 29. The garage, originally built in 1910, housed the Shaker's first automobile, which was also the first automobile in the town of New Gloucester says Michael Graham, director of the Shaker Museum and Library.

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    Greg Morgan slides a cribbing support into place while raising the Yellow Garage. The work on the garage is part of capital repairs at Shaker Village, which also includes repairing the slate roof on the dwelling house, restoration of the hay barn and renovation to the herb house. Morgan works for Geddes Building Mover out of New Hampshire.

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    Dan Boyle of Preservation Timber Framing paints the bell tower of the dwelling house at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on Sept. 14. The slate roof of the dwelling house was recently repaired and is part of a multi-year restoration effort at the village.

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    Jason Moody moves a cribbing support while working underneath the Yellow Garage at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.

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    Brother Arnold sweeps along a feeding trough where sheep are eating hay inside the barn.

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    Seen through a side entrance of the sheep barn, workers raise the Yellow Garage. The garage was lifted over 8 feet in order to put new frost piers underneath it.

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