• Sign up now for BFR's 7th and 8th grade boys' basketball leagues - click here

Home
Where Bluffton gets its news!
May 5, 2016

Advertisement

Most Recent Poll

Your favorite ice cream flavor

You are here

Jailed for being beardless in 1961

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

It was a crime to be "beardless" in Bluffton during the one-week August centennial in 1961. The only way men could stay out of jail was to purchase a pin  giving them permission to shave.

Bill Hart was caught by the Keystone Kops of Findlay and was jailed because he lacked a beard and a permit to share. He was housed in a make-shift jail on Main Street until someone bailed him out.

Leland Gerber photo