Chilly Minnesota is home to over a dozen Amish settlements. Amish first found their way to the state way back in the late 1800s.
But they did not really get a foothold in the North Star State until the 1970s, when communities were founded in Wadena and Todd Counties, and at Harmony in Fillmore County (today Minnesota’s largest Amish settlement).
I have never actually visited a Minnesota Amish community, despite spending a summer just over the border in Iowa. Any readers from Minnesota, or elsewhere, that have?
Read more in the new Amish State Guide entry on Minnesota Amish.
You can also find more info on Amish woodworking in the state here: Amish Furniture-Minnesota.
Photo credit: Alan Levine