20 responses to The Amish of Salem, Arkansas
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    Katie Troyer
    Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (October 22nd, 2014 at 06:50)

    11 pair s of pants hanging on the wash line.

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      Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (October 22nd, 2014 at 09:29)

      Yes, Katie — that would be a lot of washing every week. But when you live in a family like this with a dad and four teenage/young adult boys still at home — and maybe some of the married sons/sones-in-law living in the same property — I guess loads like this are to be expected.

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    Comment on Thanks Erik... (October 22nd, 2014 at 09:32)

    Thanks Erik...

    Erik, as always I consider it an honor and privilege to have my pictures included on one of your web pages. I enjoy the opportunity to be able to visit in the various Amish communities, and it just doubles the enjoyment when I can share them with others like this. Thanks.

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      Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (October 23rd, 2014 at 03:06)

      We appreciate it Don!

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        Michelle Jarrett-Girth
        Comment on customer of the Borntreggers (December 16th, 2015 at 09:38)

        customer of the Borntreggers

        I have been taking my horses to Amos, Moses son for horseshoeing. He lives just up the road from these pics, north of the bridge and has a beautiful home and barn for his Farrier service and 5 little boys and wife. On the same road as the produce barn. Very saddened to report that Moses passed away this last few months, sorry I do not have the exact date. He passed suddenly while attending a horse sale in a nearby town with a massive heart attack. His work at the saddle and Harness shop in leather and carriage making as well was much appreciated by many all around the area and different states as well….Moses is missed and will be missed by many.. RIP Moses… and God Bless ..

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (October 22nd, 2014 at 10:55)

    Thank you for sharing these pictures. I always enjoy seeing all the Amish pictures and learning more about them.

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    Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
    Comment on Whoa (October 22nd, 2014 at 15:28)

    Whoa

    I really like the stop sign in the last picture.
    I somehow doubt that that is a county sanctioned road sign, but it really is cute.

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      Comment on No, not county sanctioned.... (October 22nd, 2014 at 16:27)

      No, not county sanctioned....

      No, Slightly, I doubt it’s county sanctioned…., but that’s probably because this is likely not a county road. As best I could tell several of the Amish homes, businesses and even the school (which I did not get to see) are off the county road and require traveling on a private road to get back to. I didn’t notice this at first — the private road is kept up like the county road. But after passing through a couple of times I noticed a gate there at the intersection (where the sign is), so decided that it’s probably private.

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    Forest Hazel
    Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (October 22nd, 2014 at 15:47)

    Nice photos, Don. I appreciate you posting them. I didn’t get to this community when we went out thru Arkansas this summer, but it looks pleasant. We passed through several areas of North Arkansas/South Missouri that looked made to order for Amish/Mennonite settlements.

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    Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (October 22nd, 2014 at 16:58)

    I love the “whoa” stop sign.

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    Anja van der mijle
    Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (January 14th, 2015 at 17:39)

    Hello i am Anja and i live in Holland (Dutch) and i love to read about the Amish life style.
    I would love to live with THE Amish for an amount of time. Just beginning my search for information.
    Thank you for the marvelous fotos

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    Joyce Bickel
    Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (May 20th, 2015 at 15:14)

    When is open breackfasts served at Salem Amish community.? I know twice a year have been their but do not remember dates. THANKS

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    Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (October 12th, 2015 at 12:47)

    I am trying to find out if the semi-annual pancake breakfast and auction is being held on the amish farm outside of salem on oct 24 of this year

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    Anita Wertz
    Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (May 26th, 2016 at 14:09)

    I am trying to plan a trip to Salem and was very interested in visiting with the Amish. Can you tell me currently how many Amish families reside in the Salem area?

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      Comment on Families in Salem, AR (June 6th, 2016 at 14:09)

      Families in Salem, AR

      Anita, please forgive my delay in responding. Seems notifications are not getting to me when new posts are added here.

      According to the 2012 Central Plains [Amish] Directory, there were 9 families listed at that time. I have heard through some contacts that one of the patriarchs (Mose Borntrager) in the settlement has passed away, so the numbers may not still be the same.

      If you wish to visit, I would suggest going by the nursery. I visited with Vernon for a very few minutes while picking up a few items, and he seemed very engaging. Mose’s wife did run a baked goods place that seemed open to the public on select days (it wasn’t open when I was there), but I don’t know if the place is still open with Mose’s passing. There is also a small Amish store, but the lady who seemed to be the owner/operator didn’t strike me as much of the visiting type on the day I went through.

      If you decide to go, I hope you enjoy your visit.

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        Anita Wertz
        Comment on Amish in Arkansas (June 8th, 2016 at 10:58)

        Amish in Arkansas

        Thank you so much for getting back with me. Very helpful information. I do plan on visiting within the month, hopefully, the baked goods place will still be open. I am looking forward to my visit there. Have a great day.

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        Joan Cole
        Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (July 10th, 2016 at 17:05)

        I go to the amish store often and I find the lady who runs it very nice and helpful. Recently I needed suspenders fir my nephews to wear in a weddimg. After looking in every store in jonesboro and surrounding areas I went there since I knew they all wore them. She didn’t have any in the store but she happily made me two pair for the boys. And I think the bakery is only open on Friday niw. I talk to the lady who runs the bakery a lot at salem square on sat. Mornings. Never been to bakery but she did tell me it was open on sat. And where it was. They are all very nice people. Also the produce part I went recently and she didn’t have any radishes so she ran to garden and picked them for me.

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    Mary
    Comment on Quilts (September 4th, 2016 at 16:25)

    Quilts

    I will be traveling to Arkansas on my way to Branson in October. Do you know if they sale quilts?
    Thanks so much!

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    Marion Thornberry
    Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (January 22nd, 2017 at 23:42)

    I visit as many Amish settlements as I can and read a lot of Amish fiction and non-fiction.

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    lisa parks
    Comment on The Amish of Salem, Arkansas (January 22nd, 2018 at 20:50)

    i was told about a gentleman from salem who trained horses that was named amos barntrogger does any one know how I could get in touch with him thanks so much for any help lisa

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