Are non-Amish welcome in the area? Also enlighten me on living in area. Insight on towns, land prices, etc. appreciated.
skawtland said:Ozark, I take it you are talking about the Amish in Pike County Missouri? I went to Elmer Borntreger's sale Saturday, got some VERY cool stuff. I didn't get the wood cookstove but I did get some chairs. This community is the oldest of the Amish communities in Missouri. Although amish have been around since the 1840's they were not in a "community" until the 1930's and 40's. I have done extensive research on amish since I live in the middle of this community. I may sell my place to the amish and have them take out the electric. They haven't really stuck to the old ways all that much. In one of the boxes I bought were horse journals and magazines. The latest one was April 2004. They are suppose to be one of the strictist communities as well. If you need more information let me know, I am thinking of buying a piece of land and having the amish build it up for me.They do a lot of contract work here in town on the subdivions. So they do work regular jobs. They just don't have to pay many taxes and such. Interesting.
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