COLUMN: Amish established colony in Mexico
July 15, 2017
MEXICO - In 1948, I lived in Laredo, Texas, on the border of Mexico. I learned about the Amish coming to Mexico to establish a colony somewhere in high in the mountains of northern Mexico.
They asked about some land and the Mexican government gave them land that was desert, unproductive, and nothing else, I was told. What I was told by Mexicans about the Amish was their admiration for the Amish. They told me that the Amish made the land productive and shipped thousands of freight car loads of apples to Mexico City every year. This is all hearsay as I did not visit the colony or check any records about them.