8 responses to 10 Years On, Amish Thrive In A Far-Flung Corner Of Maine
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    Comment on 10 Years On, Amish Thrive In A Far-Flung Corner Of Maine (August 15th, 2017 at 11:50)

    It’s always nice to hear of a new Amish community that’s actually thriving. I’d like to know how the “locals” (non-Amish) have helped their new Amish neighbors adapt and survive there. Long winters can grate on everyone’s nerves, and I would imagine it being more difficult in a Swartzentruber community.

    I wish them continued prosperity. I hope we re-visit this community over the years to track their (hopefully) progress.

    Alice Mary

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on 10 Years On, Amish Thrive In A Far-Flung Corner Of Maine (August 15th, 2017 at 14:42)

    This was an interesting article about a settlement so far from any others. The Swartz. Amish I know are very active in traveling via bus or train to other settlements for weddings, funerals, visiting relatives, etc. I wonder if the Swartz. Amish at Fort Fairfield do as much traveling.

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    Jess
    Comment on Amish population growth (August 15th, 2017 at 23:56)

    Amish population growth

    It is great to see a new community thrive. I too would enjoy fiture updates of this settlement. The Amish in my area too, have grown quite. But in the last 5 years. We didn’t really know of any in our immediate area, but we now have a few that are “close” neighbors. I forget, but I thought I last heard they have around 30 families now? We are in/near the Becker County, MN settlement.

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      Jess
      Comment on Typo! (August 15th, 2017 at 23:58)

      Typo!

      Quite a bit in my area is what I meant to type!

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    Genevieve
    Comment on 10 years on, Amish Thrive in Far Flung Corner (August 16th, 2017 at 15:19)

    10 years on, Amish Thrive in Far Flung Corner

    We have several Amish arrive this Spring to our quiet rural community, Whitefield. This is midcoast Maine, about 250 miles south of Ft Fairfield. They seem to have settled in and I expect more will arrive. Since most of us would like to keep Whitefield as a rural farming community, this seems like a perfect fit

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    Ronnie Greher
    Comment on I speak to Noah! (August 21st, 2017 at 17:25)

    I speak to Noah!

    I drive a bus for Trailways. 5 days a week I travel from Syracuse to Potsdam and Massena. I pass by Noah’s home in DeKalb Junction twice a day. Recently he rode with, not the first time, on his way to Maine. I also brought him on the last leg of his trip home. The bus was not crowded and he sat up front. So we had a pleasant conversation for part of the trip in both directions. Such a small world.

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