check out this amazing old fruit wagon!
i met mr. mertz (3rd generation mertz, of the kutztown area)
who has been taking care of this piece of history since he was a child –

his great grandfather was j.a. mertz and rode this wagon around selling fruits up and down kutztown...
back when it looked like this...

anyway, mr. mertz said, "you can always tell when's something's pa dutch
because the decor and handywork are extra fancy... since they were a very proud people."

yikes, maybe not so politically correct – but proud nonetheless!

look at that ztown, pa i caught! fantastic!

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