Museum for Rumely/Allis Chalmers in works for La Porte

N-D files Antique Rumely tractors.

LA PORTE — The Rumely Co. and Allis Chalmers are long gone but their legacies in agriculture are still lingering here and could be given new life.

La Porte area officials are moving forward on plans to build a museum dedicated to the former agricultural giants.

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This sounds like a great move! one more draw for the tourists.


What's the underlying issue? Isn't there a historical museum already. Is this family collection available only to this new and singular entity? This sounds very much like a government subsidized playhouse for tractor tinkerers. Almost like the rich guy over in MC who put his extensive auto collection in "museum".


Here's an idea. Why don't we give these people the two old barns out at the County Home and give them 5 years to rehab them and start their museum there? What could be neater than to house old tractors in an old barn? And that way some historic buildings could be preserved at the same time the old tractors are kept alive.


Why don't we hire the La Porte County Police to patrol........... oops

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