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Bluffton's brushes with history

And, some surprisingly famous persons

who once called Bluffton home

Have you experienced a brush with history? Over the decades it seems that Bluffton residents have met world leaders, persons of fame and notoriety is some of the most peculiar settings.

Here’s a sampling of some of those experiences. We’ve posted these in a rather random order to keep you interested.

And, this list combines several brushes with history plus famous persons from Bluffton that you may not be aware at one time called Bluffton home.

We can thank one-time Bluffton News editor Clarence “Ted” Biery for this information. He posted these stories in The News during his tenure as editor the 1914 to 1952.

The persons featured in this story were part of an Institute for Learning in Retirement, presented in the fall of 2023 by Fred Steiner of

We credit Ted Biery with providing the following parade of interesting Bluffton brushes with history

Clipping below from the Nov. 25, 1945, Bluffton News.



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