PNMHS Library archives an impressive collection of Anabaptist Periodicals with reports and stories on a wide variety of topics, some of which may surprise you. Here’s an example of a story scanned from The Diary [A monthly correspondent magazine with reports from scribes in many Amish settlements as well as sections on weddings, births, deaths, and accidents and other special columns. (P.O. Box 88, Kirkwood, PA 17536)] reprinted from the August 29, 1895 issue of The Budget [A weekly correspondent newspaper that includes reports from scribes in Amish communities across the nation. (P.O. Box 249, Sugarcreek, OH 44681; 330-852-4634;] which serves Amish and Conservative Mennonite Communities.

This story “From the Far West” details the 11-day prairie schooner trip from Needy, Oregon to Little Nastucca Bay on the Oregon Coast.

Read the scanned copy of this story at this link.