Bluffton, Ohio may not be the most well-known town in Ohio, but it has had its fair share of historical events take place in and around the area. Here are seven historical events that have taken place near Bluffton, Ohio:
1. The Killdeer Plains Massacre - In 1812 during the War of 1812, a group of Native Americans ambushed and killed a group of American soldiers near Killdeer Plains, which is near Bluffton.
2. The Blanchard River Flood - In 1913, heavy rains caused the Blanchard River, which runs through Bluffton, to overflow its banks and cause extensive damage to the town.
3. The Lima Express Train Robbery - In 1919, a train carrying mail and money was robbed near Lima, which is just a few miles from Bluffton.
4. The Marysville UFO Incident - In 1973, residents of Marysville, which is about an hour away from Bluffton, reported seeing a UFO and experiencing other strange phenomena.
5. The Ohio State Reformatory Riot - In 1952, a riot broke out at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, which is about an hour and a half away from Bluffton.
6. The Toledo Race Riots - In 1967, a series of race riots broke out in Toledo, which is about an hour away from Bluffton.
7. The Lonz Winery Tragedy - In 2000, a balcony collapsed at the Lonz Winery on Middle Bass Island, which is about two hours away from Bluffton, killing one person and injuring many others.
These historical events may have taken place near Bluffton, but they have had an impact on the entire state of Ohio and beyond. They serve as a reminder of the power of nature, the consequences of war, and the importance of justice and equality.
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