Bright yellow signs with a horse and buggy symbol dot the gravel roads in the gently rolling hills near here, and the town has placed hitching posts for horses along Main Street.
The new road signs, more familiar in rural areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, are emblems of a trend being seen in many Western states which are welcoming an increasing number of Amish.
The Amish population is growing and embarking on a westward migration that has now reached as far as Colorado, South Dakota and Montana, according to an annual survey by Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, which tracks the Amish....
One wonders if this is anything to be pleased about? While many of us might praise more elements of the Amish life stype than mainliners do, I think that Amish femaies not having a good education, and not being able to have a Bible in English is a definite point we could not be pleased with.
While not as heretical as Jehovah Witnesses, they can hardly be contributors to a culture they reject.