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Amana Colonies is one of America's longest-lived communal societies beginning in 1714 in Germany and continues today here on the Iowa prairie. First settleing near Buffalo, NY in 1843-44 they needed more farmland and in 1855 move to Iowa. They called their village "Bleigtreu" or "remain faithful". Then the leaders chose the name "Amana" from the Song of Solomon 4:8. There are 6 villages within ...
... stopping today but will in Hammond Indiana.
Today is another windmill day. Seem like there are more and more as we move along. Must say it does not make for a great view. We find it interesting that many are not running. The temperature is rising so we have to turn on the generator so we can run the rooftop AC. That's better. After lunch we run into increasing winds. Not quite like riding a bucking bronco, but close. Wind does play games with a motor ...
Yesterday, Mike turned 65. He is officially a Senior Citizen. It's hard to believe it was all those years ago, we were just a couple of kids, going to the dance at the Pine Grove Pavilion in Portsmouth. Now, here we are, closing in on the first major destination of our journey, Yellowstone National Park. Tomorrow we pull out and head towards Lincoln, Nebraska. ...
... very accommodating and Fox got the whole fluff and puff treatment.
On our way back to Amana, we came to some unscientific, but obvious conclusions. Nine out of ten vehicles we passed were pickup trucks. Two out of five roads we drove on were unpaved and dusty.
No matter where you look, there's a corn field.
Bye for now and stay ...
August in Amana, Iowa. The countryside in Amana consists of acres upon acres of corn fields, punctuated by silos and farms, intersected by paved and unpaved roads that lead to the seven villages that are the Amana Colonies.
The settlers were a group of German Pietists, calling themselves the Community of True Inspiration, who left Germany to seek ...