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Pink_Slyvie t1_j5d7a72 wrote

Amish are much more spread out then this would lead you to believe.


Grand_Eber t1_j5fdhvg wrote

Yes but Lancaster is like one big Amish themepark


hiding-identity23 t1_j5ftple wrote

Don’t know why you were downvoted. They literally have Dutch Wonderland. 🤣


Grand_Eber t1_j5fusjk wrote

Ironically, though, it is a medeival-fantasy themed kids' park... nothing to do with Amish. And situated right next to the only Cartoon Network hotel in the world. Weird place


tribal_native t1_j5ljt3t wrote

Umm... No. As a multicultural person raised in Lancaster, I assure you it is not. Lancaster is incredibly diverse and has been one of the most successful counties in the state and has one of the highest immigration rates in the nation.

It is a pretty amazing and vibrant place.


Grand_Eber t1_j5lm9lc wrote

Lancaster county has the highest population of Amish among any county anywhere, that's all I was saying. I never claimed that it wasn't diverse, so I'm not sure why you are trying to argue that.

Although, the funny part is, it's not. Lancaster City sure is diverse, but the county is 80% white whereas the US is only 60% white. This is reflected in the fact that we almost always show up red on voting maps. That's right, I said "we"... I've lived in Lancaster all my life. I love the place but I'm not blind to its shortcomings.


tribal_native t1_j5lw5md wrote

I'm not arguing, homie. I apologize for not specifying, but I was speaking about the city.

Did you think I would be surprised that you said "we" and that I am not all alone in Lancaster? LOl.

Have a good night. Maybe we'll see each other in passing.


PGHNeil t1_j5grwg8 wrote

Can confirm. I grew up outside of Wilkes-Barre and went to Penn State. I-80 was all trucks so we cut went down the Selinsgrove and cut west toward State College. There were lots of Amish there.

PS: there are lots of Amish in Ohio too.


Pink_Slyvie t1_j5h6u7m wrote

I traveled up 15 quite often. There is a section where it's either Amish or adult stores.


PGHNeil t1_j5l5lwd wrote

That's pretty much all of the red areas of PA where they hold family values in such high regard.


NotNowDamo t1_j5ldci2 wrote

That's because you were driving Rte 15.

In PA, you can't not allow a land use when zoning, so adult stores and strip clubs are often zoned in as far from residential area as possible.


CraWLee t1_j5f29m6 wrote

Cumberland here... 2 houses down is an Amish/Mennonite school house...