Diversity in the Amish world is a common theme of this blog. Ever wonder how different Amish groups use technology? Judging by the chart, it can be seen that the most conservative groups include the Swartzentruber Amish, Nebraska Amish, and the Buchanan County, Iowa Amish (the three of which Amish historian Steven Nolt groups together […]
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Digging back a bit, I managed to pull up a neat story from the Cellar on an Iowa Amish settlement, originally found in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. After buying a tract of farmland, a developer auctioned off the unwanted turkey barn located on the property. After chopping it into four pieces, the local Amish managed […]
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Amish have been among the many helping clean up in southern Florida following last year’s devastating Hurricane Wilma. Amish Disaster Service out of Illinois has coordinated the Amish side of the effort. Volunteers from New York, Iowa, and Illinois Amish communities have been trekking back and forth to the area since early January. The Amish […]
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About 45 minutes south of Cedar Rapids you come to the Iowa Amish settlement at Kalona, set among the lovely rolling hills of Johnson and Washington counties. There are 8 or 9 church districts here, making it one of the largest settlements west of the Mississippi. In addition to traditional dairying, raising and milking goats […]
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