I first learned about the Amana Colonies on the way home from my last trip west in 2005. As a cultural geographer the prospect of visiting a former utopian communal society was exciting. I vowed to visit this community on my next trip west. So here I am, keeping my vow.
Amana, the first of seven community villages, was constructed in the mid 1850’s by the True Inspirationists. Amana was one of the longest lived communal societies.
Day 111, 10.19.09