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19th Century Pennsylvania Dutch Farmstead "Reforged"

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Level 61 : High Grandmaster Architect
MC: 1.12.2
Mod: Conquest Reforged 1.12.2
RP: Conquest Reforged 1.12.2
Shaders: Conquest of the Sun
Topography Created with
World Painter
Intro Video by: Billoxiiboy
(Original intro video by Billoxiiboy here.)

NOW on the Darwin Reforged Server: /warp PADutch

NOTE: You MUST have the Conquest Reforged 1.12.2 mod to properly explore this project.

This is my version of a Pennsylvania Dutch Farm from my native southeastern Pennsylvania c. 1880's-1890's. I've tried to be as accurate as possible in recreating a typical farm of the period and location, although I'm sure there are plenty of anachronisms and mistakes (please feel free to let me know in the comments or DM me if you notice any). This farmstead would have represented a very prosperous farm for the time and not all farms would have contained all the features I have chosen to include in this representation. For inspiration I've drawn from first-hand knowledge (having grown up in the region) and from the Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project. A great website with lots of pictures and descriptions of farm life in the past. I've also drawn heavily from the book "The Old Family Farm: Farm Life 100 Years Ago" by George Grier.

I'll assume not everyone knows what "Pennsylvania Dutch" refers to, so I've posted an excerpt from Wikipedia below.

"The Pennsylvania Dutch cultural group formed by early German-speaking immigrants to Pennsylvania and their descendants. The word "Dutch" does not refer to the Dutch people or Dutch language, but to the German settlers, known as Deutsch (in standard German) and Deitsch (in the principal dialect they spoke, Palatine German). Most emigrated to the Americas from Germany or Switzerland in the 17th and 18th century. Over time, the various dialects spoken by these immigrants fused into a unique dialect of German known as Pennsylvania German or Pennsylvania "Dutch". At one time, more than one-third of Pennsylvania's population spoke this language.

The Pennsylvania Dutch maintained numerous religious affiliations, with the greatest number being Lutheran or German Reformed, but also with many Anabaptists, including Mennonites, Amish, and Hutterite. The Anabaptist religions promoted a simple lifestyle, and their adherents were known as Plain people or Plain Dutch. This was in contrast to the Fancy Dutch, who tended to assimilate more easily into the American mainstream. "

This Farm is meant to depict a typical PA Dutch Farm of the time and not necessarily an Amish or Mennonite farm specifically (in fact the use of hex signs on barns was rejected by the Plain Dutch as pagan superstition). Although during this time period the average PA Dutch farmer had a lot in common with those groups when it came to farming practice, transportation, dress, etc. (much more so than today).

The farmstead features:
-Pennsylvania bank barn with PA Dutch "Hex" paintings.
-"4 over 4" style farmhouse.
-carriage house and wood-shop
-gable-end stable barn
-summer kitchen
-root cellar
-spring house
-ice house
-hen house
-butchering house
-cider house
-hog house
-corn crib
-tobacco barn
-machine shed
-duck house
-market garden
-kitchen garden

There are also many pieces of 19th century farm machinery including:
-steel plow
-seed drill
-corn sheller
-hay mower
-hay rake
-McCormick reaper
as well as a grain elevator and a grain threshing machine which can be operated by a horse engine.

Beyond the farmyard there are many other features to explore including:
-sheep barn
-lime kiln
-fields for corn, wheat, oats, hemp, potatoes, and more
-hay meadows
-livestock pastures

There is also an Oliver-Evans style grist mill, a covered bridge, one-room schoolhouse, and a small village which includes a Lutheran church, dairy depot, blacksmith, and a country store.

Note: If you turn on the way-point settings I have marked out many of the previously listed buildings, features, and machinery with way-point markers.

I hope you enjoy exploring this project as much as I have creating it. There is so much to see and hopefully to learn as well.
Progress100% complete

2 Update Logs

Update #2 : by COLFETTERS 06/17/2019 9:03:55 pmJun 17th, 2019

Wow! Where to begin. I used World Painter to add terrain around my core farm build. Then came hours of filling that terrain with the woods, fields, pastures, and a host of other interesting features.

I spend many long hours researching farming techniques of the late 1800's and created many pieces of farm machinery (vehicles were never my strong suit).

Except for a few building interiors (in the village) I think this build is pretty much done.

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01/15/2023 9:35 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
Wandy's Avatar
Is this compatible with Conquest Reforged 1.16.5?
01/16/2023 6:50 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Architect
I'm not sure. It was made with 1.12.2
10/24/2022 6:05 pm
Level 45 : Master Fish
xMinie's Avatar
wowowow this deserves so much more hype very well done !
10/24/2022 10:00 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Architect
thanks!, feel free to share with people who you think might like it
04/02/2022 5:37 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Will this map run fine without the other mods?
04/04/2022 9:21 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Architect
As it says in the description you need the Conquest Reforged 1.12 mod. Link is in the description.
03/18/2020 9:56 am
Level 1 : New Miner
TheMistyMeadows's Avatar
What can I do if my friend can't get the mod this needs to work for them?
03/18/2020 3:13 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Architect
go to https://conquestreforged.com and follow the directions to download the launcher. You need to have the Java version of Minecraft it does not work for Bedrock.
06/18/2019 3:33 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
joes02114's Avatar
This is absolutely beautiful! A wonderful work!
06/19/2019 3:31 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Architect
Thanks, I was a lot of work, research and building.
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