The Big Muskie Bucket and Miners' Memorial
Designated a Great Ohio Adventure of Learning
by the State of Ohio Division of Travel & Tourism.
Southeastern Ohio has some truly amazing things and the following
provides some of our strongest documentation! The Big Muskie
Bucket is the centerpiece of Miners Memorial Park located
just 16 miles West of Caldwell I-77 Exit 25 and right along
SR 78. This artifact has generated unbelievable interest from
young and old all across the United States and from around
the world! Why?
The Big Muskie was the Worlds Largest Dragline and
one of the seven engineering wonders of the world! The
machine has even been featured on the History Channel! The
Bucket weighs 460,000 pounds empty and when loaded carried
an additional 640,000 pounds. Its volume is equal to
that of a 12 car garage. Can you imagine what Big Muskie must
have been like to even move such an object, let alone maneuver
The Big Muskie Bucket and Miners Memorial is without
a doubt a one-of-a-kind destination. The site represents a
major piece of history and assures that the mining men and
women of Southeastern Ohio will never be forgotten.
To learn more, study the history of Big Muskie on the following
pages and discover a Hidden Corridor, which is the only
place in the world where you can still go inside the cab and
even read inscriptions on the walls! Study the photographs,
review the statistics, and then visit the Memorial. Take a
picture of your family in the Big Muskie Bucket with your
car parked next to it. We guarantee youll be captured
forever with fascination and disbelief!
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