Bluffton, Indiana, was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor."
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How many Model-T Ford-era vehicles can you count. This is an aerial view of the 1961 Bluffton parade of antique vehicles. The parade took place during the centennial celebration. Leland Gerber took the photo and it appears that he took it while standing on the roof of his photo studio on South Main Street.
There are several other sites to observe in this 1961 Main Street photo. Look closely where the historical mural is today, for starters.
Next check out the sign in front of what is today Common Grounds Coffeehouse.
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