A reader in Canada has shared some photos and background on the small settlement located near the village of Springford in Ontario.

The community consists of 4 church districts and was founded in 1954.  It is apparently quite conservative, using outhouses and open-front buggies and oil lamps for lighting, and blankets used to keep warm in winter.

One particular point of interest in this community, he explains, are the distinct door colors.  They are either a light blue, grey, or dark green, coloration which has remained consistent over the years.

He also adds that doors of a particular color seem to be grouped together in a given area in the settlement.  Hard to say if there is any particular reason for that.  Light blue doors are consistently found in other Amish communities, particularly in Big Valley and New Wilmington in Pennsylvania.

Related: Read more on the Amish in Canada, or Ontario Amish-made furniture.

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