Signs of Amish: New community welcomed into Manistee
September 1, 2019
BEAR LAKE, MI — Residents near Bear Lake in Manistee County were a little surprised when they began seeing Amish horse-drawn buggies on the roads.
Their surprise soon turned to concern.
Nine Amish families are scattered around Bear Lake and Kaleva, having arrived in August 2018. More families will join the settlement this fall. They’ve built homes, barns and schoolhouses and a church is in the works.
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