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It's 1943 in Bluffton

Bluffton Boy Scout troop 82 –

Here’s Bluffton Boy Scout troop 82 taken in 1943. Click here to compare this photo to the Bluffton troop 56 of 1942.

Front from left, Robert Neuenschwander, Harry Burkholder, Keith Kirtland, Don Fritchie, Earl Frick, John Bracy and Kenneth Bracy.

Back row from left, Eugene Benroth, assistant scoutmaster, Morris Groman, Karl Frick, Maynard Pogue, Dean Ferguson, James Howe, Bernard Fish, Roderick Nonnamaker and Woodrow Little, scoutmaster.

This troop was sponsored by the Bluffton American Legion post. The photo was taken as the troop left Bluffton town hall. In the background is a Hudson auto dealership. It is the present-day A to Z Meats building.

The scouts rode standing up in the town’s Page Dairy delivery truck all the way to Bluffton Scout Camp Lakota for its summer camp near Defiance, according to a Morris Groman. This photo and information was published in the Bluffton News.


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