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The homes of the Swartzentruber Amish and similar groups tend to be among the plainest.  Metal roofs and dirt lanes are characteristic.

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Usually Swartzentruber yards are a bit scrabbly-looking compared to the typical meticulously-cared-for Old Order front lawn.  This may reflect a difference in concern for the material world.

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While many Old Order Amish will work out on construction crews and in factories, Swartzentrubers tend to try to stick to agriculture a bit moreso.  But they are not averse to working in shops.  Yesterday I talked to a Swartzentruber guy who works in an Amish-owned foundry.  Swartzentruber Amish often find employment in furniture businesses as well.

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