Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Big Muskie

A few weekends ago, we went out to Ohio to visit M.'s sister. On the way out we drove through McConnellsville in the southeastern portion of Ohio to see The Big Muskie's bucket. The Big Muskie was an incredible dragline built in the late '60s that harvested an insane amount of coal in its' lifetime. Known as the biggest machine ever to walk the face of the earth, it was disassembled in the '90s. That is, all but its' bucket - which sits in the middle of Miners' Memorial Park.

M. took a picture of me in the bucket.

From far away:

And then close-up:

The bucket is big enough to hold a marching band. See how little Ben looks (bottom left) in comparison to it?!

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