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Amana Colonies

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10/5/2011

Our location - Amana, IA

Amana Colonies


We always thought of the Amana Colonies to be some variation of the Amish or the Mennonites.  But touring one of the Colonies and watching the video and hearing from the museum attendant, we found out that the Amana Colonies were a totally different way of life. 

The Amana Colonies were communal living, everybody had something to do and contribute to the society with no paycheck.  The needs of the people in the community were provided Society.  The Amana people lived a simple life, even more simple that the Amish but then were no an agrarian society.  Farming was only one of the activities of the Society.  There were woolen mills, fabric printing and other business activities.  The Amana Colonies were a joint business venture with a deeply religious center core of beliefs. .

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