Marion, Ohio: Stand in a Steam Shovel Bucket

We've stood in bigger buckets, but we like this one because it's in its own dedicated park and set up to encourage people to pose in it for snapshots.
Address:
W. Center St., Marion, OH
Directions:
West edge of downtown. On the north side of Hwy 95/W. Center St., on the west side of the train tracks, and just across the train tracks from the Shovel Restaurant and Lounge.
Admission:
Free
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Stand in a Steam Shovel Bucket

The Marion Steam Shovel Company was in business from 1884 to 1997, building steam shovels used in the construction of the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, and the Holland Tunnel, plus many other construction projects. They also built the crawlers that transported rockets to the launch pads at Cape Kennedy. Now all that remains of the company is a large steam shovel bucket in a little grassy park with flagpoles and a couple of historical markers.

[signmanjoe, 05/28/2015]

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