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Unread 07-23-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Smile Amish near Manchester New Hampshire

Hi, I am going to be visiting Manchester in September and would like to know where the closest Amish Settlement would be. Thank you very much for the information.
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Unread 07-23-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Madbury, New Hampshire
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Hi, I am going to be visiting Manchester in September and would like to know where the closest Amish Settlement would be. Thank you very much for the information.
Pennsylvania?

Just kidding... I didn't know we had Amish communities up here.
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Unread 07-23-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Windham, NH
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Franklin and St Lawrence Counties in NY 'possibly'...
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Unread 07-24-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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There's Amish in Maine. The Boston Globe did an article on this a couple of years ago:

Boston.com / News / Local / Putting down roots
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Unread 07-24-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Monadnock region
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Hi, I am going to be visiting Manchester in September and would like to know where the closest Amish Settlement would be. Thank you very much for the information.
I suspect the closet you may find is Shaker Village in Canterbury Canterbury Shaker Village - Home - but I don't believe there are any Shakers left anymore.
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Unread 07-24-2008, 07:01 AM
 
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I suspect the closet you may find is Shaker Village in Canterbury Canterbury Shaker Village - Home - but I don't believe there are any Shakers left anymore.
No Shakers live in Canterbury anymore. There are only 4 Shakers living in the entire US(side effect of celibacy being part of one's religion). They are 4 older women and live in Maine. Can you tell I recently went on a tour of the Shaker village?

I highly recommend a visit to the Shaker village. The Shakers were intelligent people and invented and received pattons for many things. I was quite surprised about their lives and how industrious they were-not to mention they loved to take vacations to Florida and on Lake Winni! I have pictures that I need to get around to posting.
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Unread 07-24-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Oceania
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Yes, I recently went there too and also highly recommend it. The Shakers were inventive cutting edge people, who enjoyed a better quality of life than the richest Bostoners(1800's). You'd think they'd have figured that celibacy would not guarantee future populations of them...
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Unread 07-24-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Monadnock region
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uh... they did understand that. What they usually did was take in orphans or other children that needed homes - basically adopt in the kids.
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Unread 07-24-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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yes, I saw a video in which a woman gave her account of being taken in by the Shakers, and the wonderful life they gave her. Although grateful, she chose not to stay, and left the community after being raised so well. Kind of a bittersweet ending to her story. It's just got kind of a longshot aspect to me, to expect to sustain a population without actual reproduction.
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Unread 07-24-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Monadnock region
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well... yeah. they just kinda hoped but left it up to the individual whether to stay or not.
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