McConnelsville, Ohio: Big Muskie's Bucket Team Field Report

Miners Memorial Park

State Route 78, McConnelsville, OH
I-77 exit 25 (Caldwell). Head west on SR 78 -- a winding, hilly, two-lane road -- 16 miles to the Bucket in Miners Memorial Park.
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Big Muskie's bucket.

Big Muskie's Bucket
"Big Muskie," the world's largest earth moving machine, was dismantled in 1999. But you can still visit Big Muskie's humongous bucket! Report...

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Big Muskie's Bucket.

Big Muskie's Bucket

Not only is Big Muskie's bucket a great photo op (there is a metal staircase to make access a bit easier), but it is ringed by enormous chains with improbably huge links. Although signs discourage climbing the rock pile surrounding Big Muskie's bucket, people often clamber as close to the giant links as possible for a pose there too. Another highlight of the trip out to the bucket is the wild ride there, through hilly and curving countryside (reach the crest of a hill aaaand....hard left! Hard right! Hard left!).

[Kitsa, 06/27/2012]
Big Muskie, mining leviathan, dismantled

The boom has literally dropped on Ohio's Big Muskie. The World's Largest Earth Mover continues to be dismantled, despite valiant preservation efforts.... [05/21/1999] Complete News Story

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