Thanks to Susan for sharing these photos! We have a couple of shots of a school-house and shed for the teacher's horse (a notable difference from Mahlon Miller who bikes to school). The Amish community in Somerset County is an old one, but it's not one I am terribly familiar with. I've passed through Somerset County on numerous occasions and even gave a talk once at the Meyersdale Public Library, but that's one settlement I just haven't been able to explore. It's not terribly far from me, so I'll put it on my list!:)
I have also reposted the picture of the Amish meeting house because reader Lisa Suit gave some background on this neat building yesterday:
My Grandparents attended that church, my Grandpa was baptized there. That church district used to have two churches, the other is in Springs PA, only about 15 mins away from there. When the Old Order/Beachy Amish church split in the 1920's they decided to share church houses, and would alternate which group met at which church. I don't know exactly when that stopped, but now both churches are only Old Order churches. Wonderful, wonderful group of Amish in that area!
Interesting info, Lisa, thank you for sharing!
Meanwhile, the Meyersdale Public Library in Somerset County has a wonderful page devoted to area Amish businesess and a downloadable list too.