When you look around Bluffton today there are hundreds of places to shop.
Everything you might wish for is there for you. The Promenade, Calhoun Street, May River Road, Bluffton Parkway, Buckwalter Place, Berkeley Place, Kitties Corner, Sheraton Park, Plantation Center, and Big Box stores on 278 with more on the way. We started to wonder, where did the 500 people living in Old Town shop 80-100 years ago and found the answers in a weekly publication called The Bluffton News Letter.
It cost a nickel for a copy.
At that time The Breeze cost even less than that! It contained ads, and an interesting insight into life in our town. We thought it would be fun to recreate the ads with new graphics to get a glimpse of the “good ole days.” The following were the actual ads, most of which were written by hand, and published in the newsletter in black and white. My oh my how prices have changed!
Take a trip down memory lane!