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2009 Road trip Day 7


I drove through northern Iowa and into Wisconsin today. The highlight were the Amana colony villages, old towns founded by German immigrants who lived communally. They did everything together such as sharing all meals with each other, and owned everything in common. After they stopped communal living in 1932 they started a business making walk in refrigerators. Of course now Amana is a major appliance manufacturer. The giant plant is still there incongruously behind one of the quaint villages.

I'm now on the farm in Wisconsin. I'm the first to arrive.


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