2014-09-16 / Front Page

Merchant Uses Artistic Talent To Breathe New Life Into Old Cataract Advertisement

A large sign which once hung at the Cataract General Store was recently replicated by area painter Don Merchant, with the help of his daughter, Lacy, on a barn adjacent to the store. Those driving past on North Cataract Road or those stopping for an outdoor meal at the general store grill will now be encouraged to ‘“See Indiana’s Niagara on the Beautiful Eel River.”

Eel River, also commonly referred to as Mill Creek, which is a branch of the river, is just down the road from the general store, encompassing Indiana’s largest waterfalls – Cataract Falls.

Store owners Kathy and Scott Kuntz hosted the general store’s firstever Cataract Car Show on Saturday, September 13. The pair are also still selling tickets and merchandise to raise funds to restore the store’s Great Depression era WPA outhouse, with the winner of a raffle receiving naming rights to be announced during a ribbon cutting at the store’s 2015 grand opening celebration. (Courtesy and Staff Photos)


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