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Five covered wagons and a performing bear

Passed through Bluffton last Saturday

- 125 years ago this month

It happened in Bluffton 125 years ago this month - April 1898

A gang of gypsies having five covered wagons passed through our village last Saturday. They had a bear with them which they made perform.

Tramps are again numerous in this neighborhood;

some nights as high as 3 or 4 sleep in one of our farmer's barn.


Ezra Paulin and family of Findlay and Miss Creole Clymer of Bluffton spent Sunday at Fred Bauman's. Mr. Paulin had a graphophone with him and produced some very fine music.

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