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Rural roads are not city streets. They are often narrower or may vary in width. You may have less room to maneuver or a loose gravel and grass berms to contend with. Don't forget about sharp dips or unexpected turns.


Normal speeds for horse drawn buggies range from 5 to 8 mph. When pulling large farm equipment or loads they may be slower.
Drivers of these vehicles may have low or blocked visibility. Always anticipate left hand turns.


Watch "closure time," the time you have to recognize and respond when coming to a vehicle. Also remember a buggy may back ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.





By Nancy Lembke

A heavy haze blocks the morning sun and blankets the valleys. Only a few high hilltops peek through the low-hanging cloud, creating the visual effect of tiny islands surrounded by oblique white water.  The damp, heavy air creates a unique stillness while also enhancing sounds coming from nearby Amish farm livestock.

Maple trees begin to display their colors of gold, yellow, red and rust-colored leaves as the haze slowly surrenders to the heat of the sun.  Many trees have released their glorious splendor to a recent wind and rain, but others still show off their God-given beauty.

The dance of ...
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Dave Mast

Americans will be celebrating Independence Day all over the nation around the July Fourth holiday, but locals won’t have to travel far for the spectacle of gigantic fireworks displays and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.


Thunder Over Holmes County will provide patriotic flair on the courthouse lawn in Historic Downtown Millersburg when it rolls into town July 5. This old-fashioned, family-friendly celebration has a real flair for yesteryear in the sense that it is very community oriented. It will include games, contests and live entertainment, and no Independence Day celebration would be complete without food and fireworks.
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