Last weekend we took a trip to visit family in Iowa to celebrate retirement! The weather was wonderful and on our way home, we decided to spend some time in the Amana Colonies. Now, we have been through there many times over the years and even spent a few hours exploring one day. But we had never really looked into the history of the colonies. It was fascinating! The group originally began in Germany in 1714 and emigrated to the US around 1843.
They first settled in New York, but outgrew the area and moved to this beautiful valley in Iowa! It was a true communal society with strong Christian faith foundations!
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