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    Amish Horses & Buggies at Martins Supermarket in Nappanee, Indiana.


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    You see them all over around here, I just thought that I'd try to find a group of them together. I used to go to this store a lot and it's neat to have the buggies lined up right by the cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bc219 View Post
    You see them all over around here...
    Great find, bc219!! I was intrigued by your post. Google tells us:

    “Nappanee is the center of one of the largest Amish settlements in the United States. Nearly 2,500 Old Order Amish live, work and interact with residents and visitors.”

    The Challenge? Have a look at my attachment. See if you can find more Amish transport in the local area.
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    Here is some more stuff that I found. I even have several small Amish schools on here. There are two other nearby towns, Middlebury and Shipshewana that are also filled with Amish...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baldwin View Post
    The Challenge? See if you can find more Amish transport in the local area.
    I guess I accepted my own challenge! See attachment. The 12 new finds have white placemarks. We now have 30.

    Did you notice in the June Sightseer that just nine Amish transport sightings got "Placemark of the Month"?
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    Another challenge - find a greater density of Amish rigs than this!
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    Here are 30+ Amish carriages, NE of Topeka, Indiana.

    No horses, so perhaps it's a carriage builder? Perhaps they're in for a 5000 mile service??

    Does anyone know?
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    Here are 30 or so. Maybe a buggie sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baldwin View Post
    Here are 30+ Amish carriages, NE of Topeka, Indiana.

    No horses, so perhaps it's a carriage builder? Perhaps they're in for a 5000 mile service??

    Does anyone know?

    WOW thats a good one!! I'm going to look around and see if I can find anything else thats good... It's nice to be able to do this at work.. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by sladys View Post
    Here are 30 or so. Maybe a buggie sale.

    Hmmmm white buggies? I don't think I've ever seen one...

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    Above my thumbnail and to the left you see the buggies. The black ones.

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    This place is an actual buggy shop... Still haven't found anything better than the 70+ yet though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bc219 View Post
    Still haven't found anything better than the 70+ yet though!
    How about this possible 110. Since you're local to this area perhaps you know...
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    Maybe they are this type of buggy
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    I'm not sure if those are actual buggies. They always seem to be 100% black unless recently they have been putting white tops on them for cooling purposes however I don't think so.

    Speaking of white, it's easy to identify Amish structures (esp. houses) because they are almost always white, the families will also keep the same house through generations and keep adding on, always in white. They also always seem to have gravel driveways instead of concrete.

    Although that 110 seemed to be near white buildings and gravel I also should let you know that northern Indiana (Elkhart, Middlebury, etc...) is known for its production of trailers and modular homes and buildings, it looks like those might be trailers.

    They say that Pennsylvania also has a lot of Ammos... Especially in Lancaster.

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