5 responses to Amish settlements that failed
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    Courtney Bargerhuff
    Comment on Paradise Valley, Mexico (May 6th, 2012 at 13:36)

    Paradise Valley, Mexico

    At the end of Dale Cramer’s book Paradise Valley, he refers to the comprehensive written record of the Paradise Valley settlement in Mexico in David Luthy’s book about Amish settlements that failed. Why did this Mexico settlement fail?

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      Why the Mexico Amish settlement failed

      Courtney there is a pretty extensive 8-page history on this community but it looks like there were a few causes, including that a promised railroad (for marketing crops in cities) was never built, ministry never settled there, and political instability with harassment by rebels was ongoing, all factors that discouraged the settlers living there. At some point visitors were apparently prevented from entering the country as well which probably didn’t help the outlook either.

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        Courtney Bargerhuff
        Comment on re: Paradise Valley, Mexico (May 7th, 2012 at 16:35)

        re: Paradise Valley, Mexico

        Thank you, Erik, for your information!

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    nancy parrow
    Comment on david luthy (September 25th, 2014 at 12:28)

    david luthy

    i tried to find david luthy book on amish in ameica in the libary system is their a website i can go to to read obout them. i love your books and think you are a wonderful writer

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      Comment on Amish settlements that failed (September 25th, 2014 at 14:04)

      Nancy you can order it at Amazon and also from this link, where I think it may be cheaper: http://pathway-publishers.com/amish-and-anabaptist-history/

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