Why would anyone want to destroy a historic German settlement in Ohio? Our federal government, that's who. Zoar was founded in 1817 by German religious separatists to set up a communal society in a new way of life. Zoar is unique in the way it is preserved. A walk around Zoar is like stepping into a time machine. Everything is pristine, and you will be taking a stroll though our history.
more of our photos from our trip to Zoar here- and let me tell you, fall is a great time to visit.
These people wasted nothing- and especially not time- and did not have easy lives. These German separatists, mostly farmers, were persecuted in their own land and came here to live and work freely. Zoar is a living, breathing testament to the American dream and the values that we claim to hold dear. As a young country, it would be a shame to allow a historical settlement to be flooded- we may not have the history that England or Spain does, but that doesn't mean it is not just as important. Here is where your hand is needed.
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