Saturday, March 7, 2009
Leaving Nauvoo shortly after sunset, we drove about 200 miles north to Williamsburg, Iowa. Just down the road from the 'burg and off of I-80 are the Amana Colonies. Founded by German Pietists who immigrated to America in the mid-1800s, the community is populated by master craftspeople known for their milled textiles, handmade furniture, quilts, and other handcrafted goods that are otherwise largely mass produced and imported these days.
These are just a few pictures from the Amana Colonies. And yes, this is the same community that manufactured Amana applicances before being bought by Westinghouse.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 03/09