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August 12, 2020

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Uncovering Bluffton's past - one marker at a time

Dennis Morrison took these photo on Dec. 10. The project involved members of the Bluffton Boy Scout troop 256 with their leaders, under the direction of Dick Boehr.

The project involved probing for and recovering cemetery markers in the Jefferson Street cemetery. Some of the markers have been buried since State Route 103 was constructed and are possibly under the street.

Boehr hopes to clean up the cemetery and make it into a memorial to the early Shannon-Bluffton settlers. He has been working with Bluffton council on this project. He has also contacted many family members who have ancestors buried in the cemetery.