• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Cotton Family of Pike Township

    Reader’s Question: I am curious about the origins of the Cotton family, for two reasons.  First, Cotton Creek cuts directly across our back yard.  Second, members of the Cotton family are buried overlooking the creek in...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Indianapolis Engraving Company

    The Indianapolis Engraving Company, featured here in a Chamber of Commerce advertisement from 1933, was founded in 1894 by H.W. Ballard and Ernest C. Ropkey as the Indianapolis Engraving and Electrotyping Company.  Ropkey was originally...

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