Do the Amana villages still exist?

Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 03:47 pm
In the mid Nineteenth Century a religious group known as the Inspirationists moved from their villages in New York to Iowa. There they established new villages, and it seems to me they have lived in the Villages of Amana near Davenport, Iowa ever since. Can someone bring me up-to-date as to what happened to the Iowa villages and their inhabitants?
Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 03:54 pm
the sign is still there on I-80. I never took the turn...
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 05:27 pm
The villages are still there. They're small. They haven't been communal since 1932, tho apparently there are some large trusts that operate some of the industry, and there are some German cultural traits and old crafts still going on.
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 05:33 pm
Yep, they're still there. I used to work for a guy that grew up in the Amana Society. They were still a proetty strict group back in the '30s, but they allowed him to go to college and he never returned. I don't think they are nearly the tight knit group they were.
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Nick Ashley
Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 07:44 pm
I used to drive past the Amana Colonies all the time when I went to college. My wife has been to a restaurant there. She said that there is some touristy stuff in the area. That's about all the info I know, though.
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 07:46 pm
I like it when they put the freezer on the bottom where it belongs.
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