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September 19, 2021

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Are you going to reschedule the solar eclipse party?

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"On Aug. 17, 2017, the Bluffton Public Library held a “Great American Solar Eclipse” watch party.

"We passed out special sunglasses for people to watch the eclipse. Dozens of patrons participated in this one-in-a-lifetime event on the library lawn.

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Do you have any idea how exotic this place is?

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Do you have any idea how exotic this place is, my friend from California demanded?

I suppose I do, I answered in the Ohio fashion, meaning Tell me more, meaning Convince me, meaning No much surprises us.

The back yards all garden and grass, too hot or cold to inhabit most of the year.

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Now that was service!

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"I had a flashback the other day when driving down Bluffton's Main Street. I was in the Green Hornet (our 1957 Nash) and pulling into the D&E Sinclair station at the corner of Main and College Avenue, where our public library now stands.

As I pulled up to the gas pump, Dean Nonnamaker, with a big smile on his face, ran out to the car before I could roll down the window.

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So what makes us different?

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So what makes us different? What goes on in Bluffton? What doesn't go on in Bluffton, one might ask instead.

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Did Elvis stop in Bluffton in 1956 on his way from Toledo to Troy?

In 1956, without an interstate highway, the most direct route from Toledo to Troy went through Bluffton on old U.S. 25, which was Main Street

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On Thanksgiving Day 1956, Elvis Presley performed twice in the Toledo Sports Arena. Two days later he performed at the Troy Hobart Arena, just north of Dayton.

In 1956, without an interstate highway, the most direct route from Toledo to Troy went through Bluffton on old U.S. 25, which was Main Street.

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Bluffton's Triplehorn brothers were eye-witnesses

To the 1950 OSU-Michigan snow bowl football game 70 years ago about this time of year

There is no Ohio State-Michigan football game this year. So, for Buckeye fans the Icon provides this Bluffton account of the famous 1950 snow bowl game. The is an abridged version of the story, published in greater detail in "Bluffton Anthology, Essays on a small Ohio town," collected by Fred Steiner. The book is available from the author and in several downtown businessees.

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