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September 12, 2018


The Co-Operative Granite Company was founded and produced monument stones as a wholesaler to other monument companies.
September 12, 2018


Earl Blakley brought into the Co-Operative Granite Company after his former employer, The Indianapolis press, failed and Earl lost his job as a reporter in 1901.…
September 12, 2018


Company is renamed The Blakley Granite Company, April 2, 1909. Company was innovative, used sandblasting for carving stone and Earl Blakley invented a circular shot saw…
September 12, 2018


Founder Earl Blakley died. Second generation sons Tim and Jack Blakley took on leadership roles at the family business but left to serve in World War…