Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ride down Schwartz Road

A view of the Cedarville Reservoir near Leo, IN. The reservoir dam was constructed in 1956 to help regulate water flow in the St. Joe River so that the city of Fort Wayne can obtain a steady supply of water throughout the sometimes dry summer months.

Water quality is important to City of Fort Wayne Utilities. The city works with the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative to collect and test weekly water samples and share that information with people throughout the entire watershed.

Sun sets over an Amish farm near Leo, IN. Descendants of immigrants originally from Alsace, France, this Old-Order Amish settlement co-exists with modern American life. These hardy folks face development pressure from urban development in the Fort Wayne area.

Zook, Noah and Samuel L. Yoder. "Grabill-New Haven, Indiana, Old Order Amish Settlement." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 05 August 2008

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