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    I'm going to assume.

    Anybody wanna tell me about Richland Center? I notice it's just west of a tiny town called "Ithaca"! Anyone wanna tell me about the metropolis of Ithaca, WI?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I'm going to assume.

    Anybody wanna tell me about Richland Center? I notice it's just west of a tiny town called "Ithaca"! Anyone wanna tell me about the metropolis of Ithaca, WI?
    Richland Center is located in an area of SW Wisconsin known as the driftless region because it is unglaciated. Consequently, it is hilly and heavily wooded. Both it and Ithaca are close to Amish communities, so when you drive in from the east on county and state highways, there may well be buggies on the road and, if it's around 8a. or 3:30p. kids walking and on bikes and pony carts. It is a predictably conservative area, with a sprinkling of liberals, old hippies, and artists who chose the area for its bucolic setting. Cardinal Raymond Burke was raised in RC and, not surprisingly, is opposed to anything the least bit progressive. RC had a tiny little cafe downtown that served great bisquits and gravy, but it closed. The annual truck and tractor pull at the fairgrounds is a big deal, and the Wisconsin High School Rodeo championship will be held there next year.

    The Pennys store at the outlet mall closed last year, but it has a Walmart store where you can buy your bib overalls, broccoli, and beer. The now retired but long-time state representative from that area was republican but moderate and surprisingly able to think outside the R box and negotiate solutions.

    Ithaca is tiny but has a high school. Gas station but no restaurant. The softball field next to the high school is decent--or was 10 years ago. The high school must have had a good art teacher in recent years, because a lot of their kids' artwork would show up at local venues and was surprisingly good.

    Good trout streams in the area, though I don't fly fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    Richland Center is located in an area of SW Wisconsin known as the driftless region because it is unglaciated. Consequently, it is hilly and heavily wooded. Both it and Ithaca are close to Amish communities, so when you drive in from the east on county and state highways, there may well be buggies on the road and, if it's around 8a. or 3:30p. kids walking and on bikes and pony carts. It is a predictably conservative area, with a sprinkling of liberals, old hippies, and artists who chose the area for its bucolic setting. Cardinal Raymond Burke was raised in RC and, not surprisingly, is opposed to anything the least bit progressive. RC had a tiny little cafe downtown that served great bisquits and gravy, but it closed. The annual truck and tractor pull at the fairgrounds is a big deal, and the Wisconsin High School Rodeo championship will be held there next year.

    The Pennys store at the outlet mall closed last year, but it has a Walmart store where you can buy your bib overalls, broccoli, and beer. The now retired but long-time state representative from that area was republican but moderate and surprisingly able to think outside the R box and negotiate solutions.

    Ithaca is tiny but has a high school. Gas station but no restaurant. The softball field next to the high school is decent--or was 10 years ago. The high school must have had a good art teacher in recent years, because a lot of their kids' artwork would show up at local venues and was surprisingly good.

    Good trout streams in the area, though I don't fly fish.
    The driftless region of Wisconsin is very interesting. There are many little areas where the climate is essentially like it was during the ice age. Almost like being in a cave, of which there are also many in the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    The annual truck and tractor pull at the fairgrounds is a big deal
    One of the most fun events I ever went to was a tractor pull in rural CT. The "little engine that could" almost won! Also, a lot of horse culture girls are cute.
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    One of the most fun events I ever went to was a tractor pull in rural CT. The "little engine that could" almost won! Also, a lot of horse culture girls are cute.
    Not long ago, I met a former USA bull riding champion, who was from Hillsboro WI, not far from Richland Center. Small wiry guy, but he definitely got the farm girl.
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    Just looked it up, yeah, that's some Amish country
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Just looked it up, yeah, that's some Amish country
    It's mostly north of RC, but to get there from the east and north you drive through a lot of Amish communities. Enough so that you are careful driving at night or dusk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    It's mostly north of RC, but to get there from the east and north you drive through a lot of Amish communities. Enough so that you are careful driving at night or dusk.
    That region in general, even creeping into MN and IA. Made a drive to Decorah IA a month or two back, and lots of Amish signs/etc were present.
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    That region in general, even creeping into MN and IA. Made a drive to Decorah IA a month or two back, and lots of Amish signs/etc were present.
    A lot of Amish in Iowa, and they interact a lot with local communities here, primarily to keep the gene pool safe.

    You know--to avoid situations like all those rosemaling savants up where you live.

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    A lot of Amish in Iowa, and they interact a lot with local communities here, primarily to keep the gene pool safe.

    You know--to avoid situations like all those rosemaling savants up where you live.
    Amish or Mennonite?

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    Amish or Mennonite?
    I would say Amish, based on my knowledge, but after a google search, sounds like heavy crossover in the NE part of IA.
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    I would say Amish, based on my knowledge, but after a google search, sounds like heavy crossover in the NE part of IA.
    There's a pretty wide and interesting range of difference between customs of Amish, Mennonite, and German Anabaptists. The Amish community closest to where I live is only a 10 minute drive away, and they do not even ride bicycles. They make other concessions in order to get by though, such as using electric tools when working as carpenters in the English community and using cell phones located in "call boxes" positioned around the community for important needs. I've gotten to respect those I have had the chance to do business with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    There's a pretty wide and interesting range of difference between customs of Amish, Mennonite, and German Anabaptists. The Amish community closest to where I live is only a 10 minute drive away, and they do not even ride bicycles. They make other concessions in order to get by though, such as using electric tools when working as carpenters in the English community and using cell phones located in "call boxes" positioned around the community for important needs. I've gotten to respect those I have had the chance to do business with.
    I didn't think there were very many more than a few hundred Amish outside of the Pennsylvania area. There aren't many Amish left even in PA. Mostly other Anabaptists.
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    Not long ago, I met a former USA bull riding champion, who was from Hillsboro WI, not far from Richland Center. Small wiry guy, but he definitely got the farm girl.
    There are running jokes on 30s radio shows about how jockeys were drowning in it.

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