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Connersville in Fayette County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

"Birthplace of the Blower"

Site of Roots Woolen Mill 1845~1875

 
 
"Birthplace of the Blower" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
1. "Birthplace of the Blower" Marker
Inscription.  

While attempting to improve their water wheel power efficiency in 1854 Philander H. and Francis M. Roots invented the Roots Rotary Positive Blower Principle, now known throughout the world and still manufactured in Connersville.
 
Erected 1973 by John Conner Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 39° 38.566′ N, 85° 8.383′ W. Marker is in Connersville, Indiana, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of West 6th Street and North Grand Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Connersville IN 47331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Conner (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Connersville History Mural (about 500 feet away); Monty (about 600 feet away); Fayette County, Indiana (about
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700 feet away); Fayette County Honor Rolls (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named John Conner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitewater Valley Arts Association Inc. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oldest Buisness Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Connersville.
 
Also see . . .  Roots-type supercharger. (Submitted on June 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
"Birthplace of the Blower" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
2. "Birthplace of the Blower" Marker
"Birthplace of the Blower" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
3. "Birthplace of the Blower" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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