I'm always interested to read about Amish communities that I am unfamiliar with, the sort "off the beaten" path horse and buggy locales. Montana has seen an increasing Amish population over the past decade. The two largest and best-known communities are in Rexford and St. Ignatius, but there are others dotted around the state. One of them now finds itself unwittingly in the cross-hairs of railroad and coal interests. Regrettably, American history is full of corporate interests trumping Amish interests. So I'm not overly optimistic that the Amish in this town aren't going get "railroaded" (pun intended). Click here to read the full story that is in USA TODAY today. This appears to be a small, conservative community. Such groups are often attracted to the isolation and the arable land found out west.
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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.