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Winter in Augusta, WI

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Winter in Augusta, WI
Winter in Augusta, WI �2007 Story: Its mid-February and the snow has been lightly falling all morning. Seems like a good day to get caught up on shopping. Behind the Woodshed, (a business that sells Amish items and is located on Hwy 12 of Augusta, WI) and across the street stands a red shed. It was built to shelter the Amish horses and buggies that bring the Amish community into a Augusta to shop and do business. It seems many had the same idea. Augusta, WI is home to an Amish community of peaceful, hardworking people, who would be glad to talk or give you directions, but appreciate not being photographed. History: In 1693, a young Swiss Mennonite bishop who felt the church was losing its purity broke with his brethren and formed a new Christian fellowship. His name was Jacob Amman and his followers were nicknamed "Amish". The Amish live mainly in the United States but some groups are found in Canada, Guatemala, Belize, and several other countries. If you are not Amish then you are English. Please show kindness and always ask permission before photographing and Amish, they are a private people and many do not wish to have their image reproduced. This is available as an 8 x 10 lithograph and as 5 x 7 greeting cards.
Posted on November 18, 2009

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