The Amish in Oklahoma

The Amish of Chouteau, Oklahoma (17 Photos)

Maybe more than any other Amish place name, I’ve never had a clue how to¬†pronounce “Chouteau” (Chah-toe? Shoh-two? Choo-tee-ow? ūüôā ). ¬†Lucky for me, this is a blog, not¬†a podcast. Why am I pondering pronunciation quirks again? Well, our busy contributor Tom Geist checks in today with a visit to the Chouteau, Oklahoma Amish settlement. Tom, I should say, gets around pretty well. Besides recent…

Lights Out

Ice storms thrashed the country last week. Oklahoma was especially hard-hit. An article (no longer online)¬† in the Tulsa World explains how the area’s Amish and non-Amish have handled it. A local English man, suffering through an extended power outage, told an Amish compatriot that ‘we’re living like you are now.’ The Amish haven’t felt the effects as much.¬† They usually heat with propane or…