8 responses to Bridging an Arkansas Amish community
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    Comment on Bridging an Arkansas Amish community (January 5th, 2012 at 08:55)

    I was reminded recently when I chose to roll down my window on a nice day, how difficult it must be to pass by a rotting carcass or a lingering skunk scent when you are in a horse-drawn buggy. 😉

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    Comment on Bridging an Arkansas Amish community (January 5th, 2012 at 10:02)

    We have a trail systemin New Brunswick that used to be used heavily by ATV and snowmobile traffic, but that has dropped a lot recently dur to high gas prices. It was mostly old railroad right of ways, and even includes bridges. I think it would be possible to use it for buggy and horse traffic, which was one of the original intentions of the province maintaining the trail – it was supposed to be for non-motorized traffic, but then the province found it was a lot cheaper to let the snowmobile associations take it over. Our dogsledding neighbours use it frequently.

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    Comment on Bridging an Arkansas Amish community (January 5th, 2012 at 10:30)

    No, the Amish in Munfordville have not constructed a bridge. Their “detour” is nineteen miles. They have divided the church districts with this in mind.

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      Comment on Bridging an Arkansas Amish community (January 6th, 2012 at 08:50)

      Thanks Saloma, that is quite a detour. I am a little bit surprised that this little community in Arkansas has done it but Munfordville/Horse Cave has not. Maybe in KY it’s a harder bridge to build, so to speak 🙂

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    Rich Stevick
    Comment on Thanks for your thoughts (January 5th, 2012 at 12:36)

    Thanks for your thoughts

    . . . and also your insights, Erik. You help us understand the intricacies–and challenges–of the plain peoples. I especially appreciated your fine writing. Aus liebe, Rich Stevick P.S. Here in Pinecraft, most of the plain people travel at a three-wheel bicycle pace since Sarasota does not permit horse transportation. Also, a growing number of residents and visitors have signed on for battery-powered three-wheelers and bicycles. Ach nau! Rich

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      Comment on Battery powered wheels (January 6th, 2012 at 08:56)

      Battery powered wheels

      Thank you Rich, and right back at you.

      Glad for the Pinecraft update as well. I wonder if battery bikes might ever migrate north…I remember seeing a trike in Ohio last summer, but I think it was traditional leg-powered. By the way you have a knack for picking the right time of year to be in Pinecraft 😉

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    Mona (Kentucky Lady).
    Comment on Bridging an Arkansas Amish community (January 5th, 2012 at 13:18)

    Great story on the bridge Erik…..looks like things are picking up for them all because of this bridge……

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