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Old 11-06-2010, 02:41 AM
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Can someone tell me where I can visit a genuine Amish country within driving distance of Colorado. I know there is a small settlement in the San Luis area of CO, but I'm hoping to find an older, more established community.
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:56 AM
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Yoder, Kansas
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:21 PM
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I remember reading in the Denver Post an article last year that Colorado was actively recruiting the Amish because they are such good productive citizens---hard workers, honest, dependable,low wages, and no crime. They school at home, so don't need extra schools built. They are often needing to work outside their community to bring in extra money, and the companies interviewed that have hired them said that it was a win-win for everyone in CO.
The cost of property in many of their traditional areas is getting prohibitive, so CO is recruiting them here in low-cost farm areas. There were 80 families or so already spread out around Crestone area and outside Alamosa. I thought that was brilliant, and wanted to support their products, but haven't seen any adds for them yet.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:23 PM
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:53 PM
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Where are those "low-cost" farm areas?? There are tons of people on this forum looking to re-locate in a cheaper farm area/acreage, for their horses,gardens,etc. Here in Florida, I buy tons of stuff from the Amish stores....doesn't do you any good but I'd say Florida. That's how far I had to move any ole hoot!!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-05-2012, 12:04 AM
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:59 AM
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Evidently, there is indeed an Amish community in the San Luis Valley. I also recall reading something about an Amish settlement in southeastern Colorado, too.

I used to live in a small midwestern town where I'd see Amish buggies riding down the streets and I would regularly shop at the local Kroger affiliate with Mennonite and Amish families.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:49 PM
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Amish settle in Colorado's San Luis Valley, diversifying to support families - The Denver Post
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