La Porte in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop
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: Agriculture • Industry & 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 mapTouch 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.
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.