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Near Veedersburg in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Millcreek Township

Steam Corner

 
 
Steam Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 18, 2007
1. Steam Corner Marker
Inscription. John Gilmore entered first land in Township — 1826.

Alanson Savage built steam saw mill produced timbers for “Plank Road” — 1840.

Rev. Jones organized Methodist Church — 1852.

Early Families: Furrs, Booes, Glasscocks.

Four Schools: Log — 1848, Frame — 1864, Brick — 1875, Three Room Brick — 1900-1932.
 
Erected 1976 by Fountain County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 2.592′ N, 87° 14.613′ W. Marker is near Veedersburg, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 41 and State Road 32, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 41. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veedersburg IN 47987, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Van Buren Township, Bonebrake Corner (approx. 2.7 miles away); Wabash Township (approx. 3.8 miles away); Veedersburg (approx. 4.9 miles away); Veedersburg - VanBuren Township War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Veedersburg Memorial Park (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lee and Mike Ramsey
Threshing Ring at Work ! image. Click for full size.
2. Threshing Ring at Work !
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Nineteenth Century Functional Commercial Building (approx. 4.9 miles away); Booe - Inlow - d'Arlier Cultural Center (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veedersburg.
 
Regarding Millcreek Township. Steam Corner offered early farmers and the community a place well situated with transportation, farm community, and a water source for steam threshing tactors to work.

Threshing rings would organize at harvest time at Steam Corner for mutual assistance and to help other farmers to thresh their wheat crop. They also aided in community socialization with music, information, and a good times.
 
Also see . . .  Steam Threshing. This "YouTube" video gives a taste of the danger and excitement of working with the old steam farm equipment. (Submitted on February 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Small Threshing Crew on Farm Location image. Click for full size.
3. Small Threshing Crew on Farm Location
Early Day School Hack, Predecessor to the Modern School Bus. image. Click for full size.
4. Early Day School Hack, Predecessor to the Modern School Bus.
School Hacks were specifically built to transport children to and from school as school buses are today. They were usually owned by individuals that contracted the service for the school year -or- donated their use for the school year. Heating stoves were used to help keep warm in the cold Winter months.
All these logs . . . from one tree! image. Click for full size.
5. All these logs . . . from one tree!
Saw mill operated by Steam Power at Steam Corner cut down logs into usable lumber, most notably the planks for the “Plank Road” in the area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,730 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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