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Bluffton - home of the 5 cent cigar

Truly a 10 cent quality - meanwhile watch the 1940 Masons on parade

It’s 1940. Members of the Bluffton Masonic Lodge parade down Main Street. The parade will end at the foundation of the unde-construction Bluffton Post Office at the corner of Main and Franklin.

A fitting location for a post office at the corner of a street named after the first postmaster general of the United States, don't you think?

There, the lodge will conduct cornerstone dedication service.

When the building will open the post office will move from 111 S. Main St., its location for several decades.

In the parade background is Elk Restaurant, currently housing Ellerbrock Spine and Soft Tissue chiropractor office.

You can hardly ignore the 5 cent San Felica cigar billboard on the wall. That brand of cigar was manufactured in Lima.

Also notice the Western Ohio interurban rails are still on Main Street, even though the railroad was abandoned in in the early 1930s.

Click here for the all-time list of Bluffton postmasters in addition to the list of former locations of Bluffton’s post office.

Click here for the story of the post office mural.



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