Smicksburg amish buggy

New wilmington amish buggy

Two shots of Amish buggies in two Pennsylvania communities, courtesy of Bill–the top one from Smicksburg, circa last January, and the bottom from guess where?

Smicksburg is the third largest Amish community in Pennsylvania based on the number of church districts, behind Lancaster County and Big Valley.  As of 2008, it has the same number of districts as New Wilmington, with 18.  This community is much younger, however, having been started in 1962, a full 115 years after New Wilmington.

Side note:  The inspiration for the title of this post, in case you were wondering, is a sign seen affixed to an Allen County, Indiana Amishman’s horse barn, spotted a couple of summers ago.  To be spoken with an Irish accent, I assume.

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