Amish Squeezed Out By Suburbia

A sign of tensions between urban and rural landscapes, Amish families are moving away from their traditional settlements.
March 29, 2004, 11am PST | Erin Clark
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"Drawn by low farm prices, fertile land, a longtime dairy industry and a state with generally liberal attitudes, Amish are gobbling up huge swaths of real estate in and around Grant County,[Wisconsin]...In search of seclusion, Amish people have fanned out to 28 states, including Illinois, as settlements in historic Amish areas have run out of room or are being squeezed by modern civilization."

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Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 in The Chicago Tribune
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