Why We Love This Taxidermy!
Edward A Leep, “Louie”, started taxidermy in Highland, Indiana on Lincoln Street in 1937. This was a part-time business as his main living was being the back bone and original starter of the Pleasant View Dairy in Highland as well. He took taxidermy lessons from Louis Scheer, a very well known taxidermist from Chicago.His shop was a shed in the backyard where he would mount birds and mammals, large and small, for the local sportsmen. Louie had six sons and one daughter. His son, Edward E Leep, was around the shed helping with various jobs at a young age. His love of nature and the outdoors, along with the artistic skill furthered him to spend his free time working in the shed.