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Old 06-18-2008, 09:55 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Here are a couple of pictures from Casey County's Amish community near where I grew up


Amish buggies frequent KY 910
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Horse draw supply store
http://static3.bareka.com/photos/medium/11300262.jpg (broken link)


General pictures of the area

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http://static3.bareka.com/photos/medium/11300266.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Casey County is beautiful! I'm wondering though, Amish people don't like being photographed do they??
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I used to go to the Amish community in Crittenden County quite a bit but haven't been in a while. Will probably go when the produce comes in good. My son told me my ex-wife contacted the Amish about fixing a floor in her house. The whole floor in one room needs to be replaced. The man she talked to drives them to the jobs. They only charge $55/hour for the whole crew! Last time she needed floor work done they had it finished in 8 hours. That's only $440 plus material! And you can't beat the job they do!
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Beautiful pictures and countryside.
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:25 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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InLondon, they don't like being photographed and I'll tell you another one. I took my parents to the Amish community shopping one time and there was a little girl with a doll. My mother noticed it didn't have a face on it. She asked the lady in the store about that. They won't put a face on a doll. With a face it would be a graven image.
The Amish workers I mentioned earlier in this thread show how hard they work. One man brought his young son, maybe 10 to work once at my house. He kept busy being a gopher for them. the next day when I went to pick them up I noticed he was hiding around the corner of the house watching the men load up to leave. I asked if he was coming and his dad said he was being punished. He didn't do his chores the night before so he doesn't get to go to work.
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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In Graves Co we have Amish but we are currently battling them over placing the orange triangle on their buggy as in the 2nd photo.

They say it violates their religion, meanwhile 3 or 4 have been hit from not being seen.

I say it's a privilege to drive on the road and if you can't follow the rules you can stay of the road.

Or here is a better idea, since the Amish don't pay tax, they can pay a huge "I don't want a orange triangle on my buggy" tax and maybe we can finish Hwy 80.
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Old 06-21-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Here in Wisconsin all the buggies have the Orange triangles. We had problems with them getting hit, finally they were required to.

Censusdata,
Your region down in Kentucky looks just like South Central Wisconsin. Both are beautiful areas!
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:05 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Never had any trouble with them. I know when I see a black buggy in the road ahead of me I need to slow down or check to see if I can go around them. That's not that hard to figure out.
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Never had any trouble with them. I know when I see a black buggy in the road ahead of me I need to slow down or check to see if I can go around them. That's not that hard to figure out.
Maybe it's because at night or when it's raining it would be hard to see the buggies I would imagine.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Maybe it's because at night or when it's raining it would be hard to see the buggies I would imagine.
In this area you don't see the buggies out at night. Been near the community when it's starting to get dark and they have those horses in a fast trot to get home before dark. I have seen some stay around Marion or Sturgis waiting out bad weather before getting out on the roads.
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