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Holmes County, Ohio has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 50 years with regard to identifying the various groups of Amish.  To the locals, it is easy to identify New Order as well as the various groups of the Old Order.  Many visitors have asked, "How can you tell ...

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By: Jennifer Yoder


Growing up in Holmes County, Ohio’s Amish Country, I never fully appreciated just how lucky I was. Looking back, one of my favorite things to do was go to my grandma’s house on Saturday afternoon. The afternoons that I loved the most were the ones when we got in her jeep and traveled the few miles from Farmerstown to Charm, getting excited and pointing out all the horses along the way.

We would end up at a quaint little country shop called Millers Dry Goods. As a kid, I thought the store was a magical place. There were fabric ...

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