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Old 06-19-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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There are a lot of Amish in Ohio. Although, I never actually see them unless I am going to an Amish town or Cedar Point
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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My buddy lives next to an Amish family. They're interesting folk to say the least. They go about their business and are constantly doing work around the house. Many poach local game like deer and turkey (but I think they're aloud to), do a lot of trapping, fishing, and tend to be quiet and reserved when we come aross them in town or the woods. However, the younger Amish do socialize at the local bars on weekends. I know I would never want to get in a scuffle with one of them though.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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If you go to page 2-6 of this document http://www.co.mifflin.pa.us/mifflin/lib/mifflin/planning_/mifflin_county_comprehensive_plan.pdf (broken link) there is a very interesting map of which Plain Sect had which farm (in 1999) in the concentrated section of that PA county.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Thanks for the replies, all were interesting (some laughable, or at least one) and helpful.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Arizona
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Hmm...I've always wondered about the Amish people, getting to know them or at least a once-amish person. =]. If your Amish, be my friend =D.

I am American Indian myself, from Arizona...I am of the Tohono O'odham tribe. Our reservation is on the border of Mexico (some of my people are stuck on that side) and we are the second largest of all Indigenous tribes. I live in a H.U.D. home with my family, which many families do. My ancestors used to live in mud houses but there aren't too many around anymore...they've simply washed away. It's rare to see them. We still live in villages though...our "city" is Sells. Although our landscape is hot and dry most of the time, our rainy season is a sight to see...=].
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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Technically speaking, any native born American is a "Native American". The American Indian has been called a "native American" as if that distinguished them from the descendants of immigrants.
wow. seriously?
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Hmm...I've always wondered about the Amish people, getting to know them or at least a once-amish person. =]. If your Amish, be my friend =D.

I am American Indian myself, from Arizona...I am of the Tohono O'odham tribe. Our reservation is on the border of Mexico (some of my people are stuck on that side) and we are the second largest of all Indigenous tribes. I live in a H.U.D. home with my family, which many families do. My ancestors used to live in mud houses but there aren't too many around anymore...they've simply washed away. It's rare to see them. We still live in villages though...our "city" is Sells. Although our landscape is hot and dry most of the time, our rainy season is a sight to see...=].
Really, I wouldn't assume your able to access the internet.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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On another forum I visit there was a man so poor he ate animals and plants he found in his backyard. I believe there are homeless people online as there are libraries they go to.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I'm surprised by the amish map given above:Amish

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...ages/amish.gif

I actually thought there would be a large reporting of the Amish population in Colorado, according to the map there is none at all.
Just curious, why do you think there would be a lot of Amish in Colorado? CO is not a farm state; it's more a ranching state. The "carrying capacity" of the arid land does not allow for a lot of this "off the grid" living that the Amish do. There is a thread on the CO forum about Amish moving to CO, but it hasn't happened in any appreciable numbers, and the living isn't going to be as easy as in the NE and midwest.

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It was an interesting map, I'd never seen it before. I'd always heard of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania as the Amish hub but I guess not. Using the map, and other resources, Holmes County, Ohio is the most Amish county. Followed by those two counties in Indiana. (Lagrange County, Indiana and I forget the other)

However the map seems to be about "Old Order Amish." I don't know if the more liberal "Beechy Amish" have the same distribution or a slightly different one. Also some people mix up the Amish with the Mennonites and the Hutterites. Mennonites are fairly common in Kansas and might be in Colorado too. They don't reject technology so much, but many of them do value plain-dress and they are pacifist Christians. In the US Hutterite colonies, from what I can tell, are most numerous in South Dakota and Montana. Although some are also in North Dakota, Washington, Minnesota, and one colony in Oregon. Of those the Dakotas and Oregon don't seem to have any Old Order Amish. Hutterites live in communal colonies of about 200. They dress more colorfully than the Amish, and allow a bit more technology than them, but I think are generally stricter than today's Mennonites. Unlike the Amish the Hutterites I'm pretty sure don't practice shunning as I believe there are ex-Hutterites who still chat with people in the colonies.
Here is a Mennoonite map. It is from 2000, so the data might be a little different now. Again, I don't know why anyone would think there would be a preponderance of Mennonites in CO.
http://www.valpo.edu/geomet/pics/geo.../mennonite.gif

Here is an Amish distribution map by the above source.
http://www.valpo.edu/geomet/pics/geo...gion/amish.gif
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I just meant maybe he or she was thinking of Mennonites as Colorado does seem to have some. By the looks of it more than Wyoming and Utah anyway. I'm a bit surprised Alabama has as many Mennonites as they seem to have.
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