Iowa Amish

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An Amish man operates a press cutting large sections of leather inside Brodhead Collar Shop, where horse collars are made by hand near  Drakesville in southeast Iowa's Davis County.   The Amish live life without modern-day conveniences such as electricity, and most businesses conduct their work with hand tools by window light.  Davis County is among only a handful of rural Iowa counties in the 2010 Census to gain population (2.4 percent).  Much of that population growth is due to a steadily growing Amish population.  (Christopher Gannon/The Des Moines Register)

An Amish man operates a press cutting large sections of leather inside Brodhead Collar Shop, where horse collars are made by hand near Drakesville in southeast Iowa's Davis County. The Amish live life without modern-day conveniences such as electricity, and most businesses conduct their work with hand tools by window light. Davis County is among only a handful of rural Iowa counties in the 2010 Census to gain population (2.4 percent). Much of that population growth is due to a steadily...
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Copyright Christopher Gannon/The Des Moines Register

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