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An old-order Mennonite community was established in 1976 by several families who relocated from Pennsylvania to the small town of Liberty in Casey County, Kentucky. The community allowed me to spend several days there in June of 1980 photographing them with the only stipulation that I couldn't "pose" any photos. They worked their fields and gardens, did other chores. The whole community went to church on Sunday using an old farmhouse as their place of worship.

Jacob Oberholtzer at his sawmill. He was one of the first to move to Kentucky from Pennsylvania in 1976. He was the pastor in Casey County until his death, September 7, 2010 at his home. He was 84.
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An old-order Mennonite community was established in 1976 by several families who relocated from Pennsylvania to the small town of Liberty in Casey County, Kentucky.  The community allowed me to spend several days there in June of 1980 photographing them with the only stipulation that I couldn't "pose" any photos.   They worked their fields and gardens, did other chores. The whole community went to church on Sunday using an old farmhouse as their place of worship.<br />
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Jacob Oberholtzer at his sawmill.  He was one of the first to move to Kentucky from Pennsylvania in 1976.  He was the pastor in Casey County until his death, September 7, 2010 at his home.  He was 84.