In 1963, my father and uncle purchased the family farm from their Father/Father-in-law. Prior to this, the original tropical fish farm (created around 1947) was named Kushmer & Son. Grandpa passed on the family farm to his son (Warren Kushmer) and son-in-law (E.J. Proctor) but continued to provide support and knowledge. Here is one of the original shares of the newly created corporation, known as K & P Tropical Fish Farm, Inc.
Later, my dad purchased all the shares and re-named the farm to Carol’s Tropical Fish Farm. This name remained until 1996 when all operations were sold.