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  Pennsylvania Dutch Country - USA Tourist
The name is actually derived from a mispronunciation of the term "Pennsylvania Deutsche", which was applied to the early German-speaking immigrants that settled in the area.
Route 30 and route 340 east of the city of Lancaster and the villages of Intercourse, Paradise and Bird in Hand are at the center of the Amish farm country.
The Pennsylvania Dutch people are famous for their wonderful home cooking which includes such dishes as fried chicken, smoked ham, roast pork, sausages, sauerkraut, potato filling, apple butter, and shoofly pie.
www.usatourist.com /english/places/pennsylvania/dutch.html   (1168 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, as the region is known, is home to the nation’s oldest Amish community, a group of people who still travel by horse and buggy, farm the land with teams of horses and mules, and choose a simple, pious life away from the modern technology and gadgets most of us can’t live without.
Pennsylvania’s capital, the city of Harrisburg, was the filming location for Girl, Interrupted and Major League II, and York County, just across the Susquehanna River from Lancaster, was the filming site for the comedy For Richer or Poorer.
Pennsylvania Dutch Country is a wonderful region to explore, boasting not only film locales, but also incredible scenery, antiquing, family fun, factory tours, shopping through quaint towns and villages, and much more.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Archives/AUG2005/Penn_Dutch_Movies.htm   (881 words)

 AllRefer.com - Pennsylvania Dutch (Peoples (except New World)) - Encyclopedia
In 1683 the village of Germantown was established by a group of Mennonites led by Francis Daniel Pastorius, and in succeeding years other groups, such as the Dunkards and the Moravians, settled in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Dutch, or Pennsylvania German, language is a blend of several dialects, essentially Palatinate, with some admixture of standard German and English.
Pennsylvania Germans have contributed much to the culture of Pennsylvania.
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 Pennsylvania Dutch Culture
The Dutch, even before they came to America, had seen plenty of soldiering, and it is therefore not surprising that they ranked high in Revolutionary soldiering-nor that in the great World War America picked as the head of her entire army, the largest in American history, General John J. Pershing, a Dutchman.
Pickles, and pickled beets in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country with hard-boiled eggs in the beet brine, are sours.
The country church, not a structure of boards and shingles but one of brick and stone, is just as much a part of the landscape as the red of the barns, the crimson of the hilltops, or vermilion of the maples.
www.horseshoe.cc /pennadutch/culture   (19961 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch History Pathfinder
It includes Pennsylvania Dutch (German) entries in the “Immigration of Non-English Stock” section, and explores the founding of the German Reformed Church in its “Religion” section.
This book is part of the World Folklore series and offers insight into the history of the Pennsylvania Dutch, including their immigration, family and home life, dialect, and occupations in addition to spotlighting the folk art traditions made popular by the culture.
Devil's Playground explores the Pennsylvania Dutch phenomenon called "Rumspringa," during which teenagers in the Amish community are permitted to leave their culture and live "among the English." This video offers a unique look into the cultural history of the Pennsylvania Dutch people.
www.pages.drexel.edu /~nme26/padutch.htm   (1033 words)

 Lancaster, PA Hotels: Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The Amish Country is also known as the Pennsylvania Dutch Country and is located in the bucolic farming and agricultural area of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, which is located in the southern heart of Pennsylvania.
The population of Amish and Mennonites that settled in 1720 and remain in Lancaster, Pennsylvania followed from William Penn's settlement of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Amish Country is known for its authentic, hand-made quilts which are made by Amish families and quilting groups, and handmade furniture typically consisting of simple early-American styles resembling the shaker or puritan design styles.
www.roomrate.com /attraction/poi/amishCountry.asp   (926 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Pennsylvania Dutch Country is located mainly to the east of the town of Lancaster in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Dutch Country is the area occupied by the Amish and Mennonite people, who maintain their own traditional religious and social ways, including a complete lack of use of modern technology.
There is a detailed description of life in a Pennsylvania Dutch Country Mennonite sect as it was in the first half of the nineteenth century in one chapter of James Michener's book "Centennial".
freespace.virgin.net /john.cletheroe/usa_can/pa/dutch.htm   (748 words)

 Dutch Genealogy - Pennsylvania Dutch
One group of emigrants in the 18th century is known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.
But even though their ancestors were not from the Netherlands, many Pennsylvania Dutch used Dutch ports to travel to the United States so there is a Dutch connection.
Dutch and German sound similar, perhaps the English rulers did not realize it was a different group from the Dutch they knew from the New Netherlands.
www.dutchgenealogy.nl /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=123&Itemid=29   (589 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Pennsylvania Dutch Country is the area occupied by the Amish (pronunciation: "are-mish") and Mennonite people, who maintain their own traditional religious and social ways, including a complete lack of use of modern technology.
To some extent, the name "Dutch Country" came about through a confusion with the word "Deutsche" which in the German language means German.
There is a detailed description of life in a Pennsylvania Dutch Country Mennonite sect in the first half of the nineteenth century in James Michener's "Centennial".
www.grouptravels.com /usa_can/pa/dutch.htm   (317 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch or Pennsylvania German?
The Pennsylvania Dutch (or Germans) emigrated from Europe to America in the 1700's.
They settled, as one Colonial Pennsylvania official put it, "in the back parts of this province." The first Pennsylvania Dutch were true pioneers, who settled on what was then the frontier and today is the Pennsylvania Dutch country of southeastern Pennsylvania.
I first encountered this theory is a book by A S Fogleman, who said that Dutch is "not a corruption at all," but rather a "legitimate, well-known term used by the English in the early modern period to describe the people who lived along the Rhine.
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 Slow Travel USA - Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Amish (The Plain People), travel guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
As with other fringe religious sects, they were persecuted for their convictions, and came to Pennsylvania because of William Penn's strong belief in religious tolerance.
Every time I come to Dutch Country, while I bring a good road map, I find that the best way to really see the area is to get off the main roads and keep turning down smaller and smaller roads.
Dutch Country forms concentric circles around Lancaster, so you can discover and explore in all directions.
www.slowtrav.com /usa/pennsylvania/dutch_country_travelguide.htm   (631 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book - Cookbooks - German Corner
Visitors to the Pennsylvania Dutch country in Pennsylvania are usually delighted with the unique food tradition that survives there among the hills and small, well-tended farms.
Ultimately based on the rich cookery of the peasants and small townsmen of the Rhineland and Switzerland, "Dutch" cookery has expanded into the new foodstuffs and materials that America has to offer, and is one of the gastronomic treats of the country.
One of the difficulties about Dutch cookery, however, is that it always has been a home cooking style within a closely knot community, and it does not go by cookbooks.
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Beyond that, my knowledge of Pennsylvania was pretty much limited to the historical events that made Philadelphia "the cradle of liberty".
Prior to that, I had come in contact with someone of PA Dutch descent, so I had heard of hex signs as something people put on their barns, but the reason wasn't very clear.
Although not in my face all the time, I have been aware of the PA Dutch "thing" all around me. I have met wonderful people who are Dutch, and have also struggled to understand the heavy accents, or the seemingly mangled "English" of those who own shops or are the older relatives of my friends.
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 Pennsylvania Dutch Country: satisfy your craving for comfort food, yearning for yesteryear, and curiosity about the ...
Pennsylvania Dutch Country: satisfy your craving for comfort food, yearning for yesteryear, and curiosity about the Plain People on a rural ramble through Lancaster County
I decided on two Pennsylvania Dutch standbys--shoofly pie (a heavy, molasses-based concoction) and a whoopie pie, a spongy round chocolate cake sandwich stuffed with cream filling.
But driving the winding country roads--observing the Amish at work and play, passing over covered bridges, and soaking in the bucolic vistas--is still a delightful trip into the past.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCQ/is_6_20/ai_n13720234   (946 words)

 Pennsylvania's Dutch Country - Area RV Resorts and Camping
Some of the country's oldest towns and villages are nestled within Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country, where a slower pace encourages people to enjoy the simpler things in life.
While you are out touring the countryside, you might see the Amish traveling with their horses and buggies or plowing their fields with a team of horses.  Sample the variety of Pennsylvania Dutch Foods offered at the infamous Green Dragon Farmers Market.
Nestled in among the Amish farms and country villages are all sorts of activities just waiting to be discovered.
www.abcamping.com /Pennsylvania-campgrounds.html   (489 words)

 Budget Travel Online - Pennsylvania Dutch Country
This is Amish country, where many folks still get about by horse-drawn buggy, speak a dialect of medieval German, eschew modern conveniences such as phones and electricity, and plow their fields behind lumbering teams of Clydesdales.
Dutch Country still exists in the modern world, of course; you will see far more cars than buggies, and housing developments encroach on farmland.
But the Pennsylvania Dutch and their strong respect for tradition have helped keep large swaths of Lancaster County seemingly suspended in a bubble of time.
budgettravelonline.com /bt-dyn/content/article/2005/06/04/AR2005060400659.html   (812 words)

 Amish Country Inns in Lancaster County, PA and Pennsylvania Dutch Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Amish Country Inns in Lancaster County, PA and Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Amish Country Inns has all your Lancaster County accommodations in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Our inviting and relaxing accommodations are located in the country Amish village of Intercourse, PA and in the historical town of Strasburg, PA. Be sure to check out our spa services and our down-home country restaurant.
www.amishcountryinns.com   (301 words)

 Richmond House Bed & Breakfast - New Holland, Pennsylvania - BBOnline.com / Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Country cottage located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country with easy access to all the attractions.
The house is a large stone and clapboard country cottage home with random width oak-pegged floors downstairs and random width pine upstairs.
We are conveniently located in the heart of "Dutch Country" in Eastern Lancaster County and are within 15 to 30 minutes of all the major Lancaster County attractions.
www.bbonline.com /pa/richmond/index.html   (628 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch Country Things to Do in Lancaster County PA
During your visit to Pennsylvania Dutch Country, your innkeepers are always nearby--ready to share their knowledge of the "plain people" or help you plan your day or evening.
Churchtown Inn is perfectly located just minutes from all of the wonderful attractions and things to do in Lancaster County, PA including antiques and craft markets, Amish farm stands and manufacturer's outlets.
Pennsylvania Dutch cooking and diner-style food served in a relaxed atmosphere.
www.churchtowninn.com /pennsylvania-dutch.htm   (2492 words)

 Encyclopedia: Pennsylvania Dutch Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
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Geographically the area referred to as Dutch country centers around Lancaster and the surrounding counties.
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 Realty Times - Real Estate News and Advice
Situated in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is located on the Conestoga River and offers spectacular views of the Susquehanna River, as well.
Lancaster County has a number of outlet stores, as well as antique and country stores, which enjoy plenty of business from the approximately 5 million visitors who pass through the area each year.
Pennsylvania Dutch Country gives tourists the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partake in such activities as touring an operating farm and Amish schoolhouse, or riding over the rolling countryside in a steam train or in an Amish horse and buggy.
realtytimes.com /rtcpages/19981005_lancaster.htm   (784 words)

 Pennsylvania State Parks - Photo Tour Pennsylvania Dutch Country - PA DCNR
Encircling the state capital of Pennsylvania, this region has large lakes, remote forests and a splendid diversity of recreational opportunities.
Feel free to download the images you see to promote Pennsylvania state parks, but be sure to credit the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks.
Hopefully the tour inspired you to go out and visit Pennsylvania state parks; they are even more beautiful in person.
www.dcnr.state.pa.us /stateparks/phototour/phototour_dutch.aspx   (913 words)

 Amish Dutch - PTP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Pennsylvania Dutch County, home to the nation’s largest concentration of Amish, is famous for its culinary delights.
The folks at the Pennsylvania Dutch Country Convention and Visitors Bureau have unveiled a new promotion designed to attract visitors to sample Amish dishes and cuisine of other cultures.
Pennsylvania Dutch Country also is an active participant in the Quest for Freedom, a newly established history trail stretching from Philadelphia to Gettysburg that focuses on the African American experience.
www.grouptravelleader.com /3_2006/ptp_dutchamish.html   (779 words)

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