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Amish Community
Amish Farming Community
Just outside Bowling Green on rural Highways Y and M, lies a thriving Amish Farming Community.  This is a self-sufficient community of talented craftspeople, still carrying on the traditions passed down to them.  The Amish first settled in the area in 1948.  There are now approximately 63 families in this community.  These families make up one of the more conservative sects of the Amish.  You'll find no tractors or use of rubber tires.  Stationary gasoline or diesel engines are used for power.  Amish homes do not have indoor plumbing, electricity or telephones.  They are simple and without adornment.  Amish men wear black broad brimmed hats and homemade clothing with hook and eyes rather than buttons for fasteners.  These men wear trimmed bears but no mustaches.  The women wear prayer caps to remind them of their call to constant prayer.  Farming is the primary form of livlihood using horse drawn equipment.

Amish Artisans
The Cabinet Shop is widely known for its fine handmade cabinets and furniture.  Amish women also make lovely items for sale such as quilts, rugs, baked goods, jams, jellies and candies.  Other shops with handcrafted Amish items include an Amish Store with fabrics, dolls, cookbooks and supplies; a Harness shop with shoes and boots; a Buggy Shop and General Store; a Rug Shop; a Bakes Goods Store; Custom Woodworking and Furniture Stores; a Woodworking Shop; a Saw Mill and an Amish Store specializing in hats.

Please honor the Amish prohibition against photography of Amish faces.

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