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Typical Day of an Amish

Husband and Wife
5 am

sunrise

8 am

5 am

Rise

Milk cow, feed
other animals

7 am

Prepare breakfast
and lunch pails
for children

Head to fields,
season dictates
activity

Begin laundry

Work in the kitchen
garden, collecting food
or pulling weeds

10 am

sunrise

8 am

Prepare lunch

noon

Preform household
tasks such as ironing,
baking, or sewing

11 am

1 pm

2 pm

2 pm

3 pm

3 pm
Greet children
returning from school

4 pm

5 pm

6 pm

7 pm

Prepare dinner

Return home,
milk cows again

sunset

Perform quiet
household tasks
such as mending

Horse

The leading cause of horse
and buggy accidents are
due to worn out harnesses
breaking. However, there
are no recorded traffic
accidents involving a horse
powered vehicle.

4 pm

5 pm

7 pm

The Amish arrange
1

sunset

Retire

Husband

Steel Tires

When passing another buggy
on the roadway, it is best to
practice caution. It can be
considered offensive, both to
the horse and buggy driver,
to be passed.

6 pm

Eat supper
with family
Personal time to deal
with finances or
quiet Bible study

Amish Horse
& Buggy with Corresponding
Pennsylvania
Traffic Laws

PA law requires a reflective
orange triangle to be placed
on the back of all Buggies.
However, many Old Order
Amish feel that the emblems
are materialistic, preferring
only to use lanterns and
reflective tape.

noon

Eat lunch, discuss
farm happenings
Head to town
to buy and
sell goods

A Typical

Slow Moving
Vehicle Emblem

9 am

10 am

11 am

Black Frame

PA law requires slow
moving vehicles to pull
over to let faster moving
traffic pass.

PA law requires reflector
tape on all seams of the
buggy. Flashing lights (two
on the front, two on the
back) are used in addition to
headlights are to be turned
on at dusk.

7 am

Breakfast and
Bible study
with family

9 am

1 pm

Reflector Tape
& Flashing Lights

themselves into com5

Together

Wife

1
16

1

93
1

36

1

Important Amish
Events
in North America

K

A

C

B
1920

1940

Amish begin
The population
A 1737
B 1920
C
settling in North
reaches 5,000
America, beginning
with 50 families

D

1940 - 1945 Some Amish
men are affected by the
U.S. Draft, only 60 enlist
out of 772
1946 The Federal Government publicly urges Amish
farmers to abandon
horse-drawn farming and
adopt tractors

1960

3
1

11

1

150,000

Sunday service, they
travel to one another’s

means that your
neighbor across the
street could attend a
different church district

G

1980

1990

than yourself. A typical

Amish Church Districts

Amish employees
H 1988
working for Amish
employers are rule exempt
from Social Security tax

by State in 2003

2000

I

U.S. Draft laws

1972 U.S. Supreme Court
rules in favor of Amish
ending education at the
8th grade level

geographic location. For

according to roads. This

50,000

1970

8

homes and are divided

1

100,000

The Amish begin to
1973 U.S. discontinued
E 1966
discuss proposed changes to G the draft

F

2

1

D
1950

375

49
5

0

1930

group has its own name,
usually based in

7

8

200,000

H

E

312
246

250,000

J

I

F

8

church districts. Each

51
66

40

pact groups known as

J

1992 The population
reaches 125,000

2000 The population
reaches 221,000

Less than 20% of Amish
K 2003
men under 65 earn their
living solely by farming.

district size contains
25 - 35 families. When a
district reaches 40 or
more families, they
redraw district

highest Amish populations

IN

43,710

divisions. The largest

OH

58,590

PA

59,350

district had 59 families
under one bishop, a
record set in 2006.


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