Monday, October 5, 2009

Amish Country/Pennsylvania Dutch Country, USA

USA-37, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Pennsylvania Dutch Country refers to an area of southeastern Pennsylvania, United States that by the American Revolution had a high percentage of Lutherans. There were also German Reformed, Moravian, Amish, Mennonite and other German sectarian inhabitants. It is also a place where the Deitsch language was historically common. The term was used in the middle of the 20th century as a description of a region with a distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch culture, but in recent decades the composition of the population is changing and the phrase is used more now in a tourism context than any other.

I got this card with a very nice Halloween envelope and letter that I would like to share.

USA-37_1, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.


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