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Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop

 
 
Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
1. Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
The marker is attached to the base of a large flag pole.
Inscription.  

Logo of “Allis Chalmers - Milwaukee” at top with the following text below:

This marks the site of Meinard Rumely’s Blacksmith Shop where in 1853 he built his first threshing machine.

In the factory later erected here were produced pioneering steam engines and steam plowing engines, and in 1908 parts for the first oil-burning tractor.

The M. Rumely Company gave leadership in opening the way for modern power farming.

Its successor The Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. placed this marker in 1939.
 
Erected 1939 by The Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 41° 36.612′ N, 86° 43.437′ W. Marker is in La Porte, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Street and Madison Street, on the right when traveling west on Madison Street. Located on the South/East Lawn of the "LaPorte Hospital". Touch for map
Wide View - - Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
2. Wide View - - Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 680 Madison St, La Porte IN 46350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meinrad Rumely (a few steps from this marker); The Rumely Companies (within shouting distance of this marker); LaPorte County Courthouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War Memorial Tree LaPorte County (Indiana) (about 700 feet away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lincoln Highway in La Porte County (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Log Cabin in LaPorte (approx. 0.2 miles away); LaPorte's Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
 
LaPorte Hospital & Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
3. LaPorte Hospital & Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop Marker
Other View - - LaPorte Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
4. Other View - - LaPorte Hospital
The marker is attached to the base of the flag pole seen in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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