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Forgotten Bluffton on the Big Riley

A swinging bridge from 125 years ago in Orange Township

No one in Bluffton today can identify this scene.

It’s Big Riley Creek in Orange Township. A swinging bridge crossed the stream about 125 years ago, as you can see.

Apparently the Anderson farm on the left side (north side) had a bull that kept hikers from roaming at large.

This photo was part of a small photography brochure of several Bluffton scenes around 1900.

Will Triplett took this photo and as part of his signature, he placed a model on the bridge - you can see if better in the enlargement below.


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