LaPorte 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.
Location. 41° 36.612′ N, 86° 43.437′ W. Marker is in LaPorte, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincolnway and Madison Street, on the right when traveling west on Lincolnway. Touch for map. Located on the South/East Lawn of the "LaPorte Hospital". Marker is in this post office area: La Porte IN 46350, United States of America.
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 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 LaPorte.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 434 times since then. 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.