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June 18, 2019

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Bluffton Western Terminal Railroad, view 3

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Here is the final view of the Bluffton Western Terminal Railroad.

More of the Bluffton Western Terminal Railroad

Second view of the Bluffton Western Terminal Railroad

This is the second of three views of the Bluffton Western Terminal Railroad.

Take a ride on the Bluffton Western Terminal Railroad

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Diller School was a rarity with two rooms

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NOTE: Viewers will discover The Icon is now enlarging its old photos to a high-quality view.

The Diller country school, rural Richland Township, was a unique structure because was a two-room school house. The building stands today and has been transformed into the Goldsberry residence at 7370 Grismore Road. This photo is from a photo post card mailed in 1908.

Main Street probably prior to 1919

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Here's another colorized post card of Bluffton's Main Street looking north. It would appear that the photo was taken from a hot air balloon, based on the angle. Actually, it was probably taken on a ladder from the roof of the Russell Hotel (if it was taken prior to 1919).

Obviously the automobiles date this photo, as does the interurban rails running on the center of the street. Not much else has changed except one thing: the steeple of the Presbyterian Church is no longer in existence.

A derailment on the AC&Y

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