Local history: Jailing of Amish couples was a clash of cultures in 1958
March 11, 2018
Iron bars slammed shut with a clang in March 1958. It was the sound of the old order colliding with the new world.
Horse-drawn buggies filled parking spaces outside Wayne County Juvenile Court in Wooster as dozens of Amish people waited quietly for the proceedings to begin March 12. The men wore black suits, suspenders and long beards. The women sat in long black dresses, black bonnets and boots.
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