Sunday, July 27, 2014

Amana Swings

Who could resist a swing? In early Amana and now, a common site in many lawns was a two-seated wooden swing (Schaugel) mounted in a free standing frame or suspended from thick beams of a grape arbor. The iron parts were hand forged by the l...ocal blacksmith and used for generations. Only wood parts were replaced. After being stored for the winter, they are given a fresh coat of paint, remounted and ready for enjoyment by young and old alike. They also were great shady spots for women to clean and sort vegetables and for young couples to spend time together.

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