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September 12, 2018

1898

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

1902

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

1910

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

1937

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…