Shipshewana, IN


Ohio river-cincinnati

Ohio river-cincinnati

Cincinnati is the third largest city in Ohio and the 28th largest city in the United States


Ohio is a state in the Midwestern United States.The name “Ohio” originated from Ohio is a state in the Midwestern United States Iroquois word ohi-yo’, meaning “great river” or “large creek”.


71ccuyahoga valley national park

76cCuyahoga Valley National Park is a United States national park that preserves and reclaims the rural landscape along the Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cleveland in Northeast Ohio.

78The 20,339.22-acre (8,231 ha) park is administered by the National Park Service and is the only national park in Ohio. It was established in 1974 as the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area and was designated as a national park in 2000.

 everett covered bridge
everett covered bridge

Cuyahoga means “crooked river” in Mohawk, which is part of the Iroquoian language family



Pic 136---Shipshewana is a town in Newbury Township, LaGrange County, Indiana, United States. The population was 658 at the 2010 census. It is the location of the Menno-Hof Amish & Mennonite Museum, which showcases the history of the Amish and Mennonite peoples

29-The community is generally well-maintained; trees and flowers adorn the streets. Holiday decorations reflect the Christian values during the Christmas season, and are a source of pride for many Shipshewana residents. Most businesses are closed in the evenings and on Sundays, reflecting the Mennonite-Amish tradition of strong family values and close ties within the community

Pic 123Horse-pulled buggy rides through town and into the countryside are a welcome diversion for weary feet. A strong Amish culture ensures a family-friendly atmosphere and closed shops on Sunday

Pic 212The Amish are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships, closely related to but distinct from Mennonite churches, with whom they share Swiss Anabaptist origins. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann. Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish

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text taken from wikipedia




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