Coal park announces calendars

NEW ATHENS — The Harrison Coal and Reclamation Park recently announced the 2018 calendars being completed. The calendars feature Hanna’s second No. 5561 Marion Power Shovel, nicknamed “The Green Hornet” assembled in late 1946 near Georgetown, Ohio.

The shovel had a 35-cubic-yard bucket, went to a 40-cubic, and in the late ’50s, a 46-cubic-yard. It worked in several areas of Harrison County, and by 1981 was working off Ohio 529 near New Athens when the boom and stick were damaged. Consol replaced those from its sister shovel, “The Ground Hog,” which had been idled in 1979. The Green Hornet came to rest near Ohio 519 and U.S. 22 and was scrapped in 1989.

Those interested in purchasing the latest in a series of calendars may contact Dale Davis, the vice president, at 456 Park Ave, Cadiz, and enclose a check or money order for each calendar of $10 plus a $3 fee per calendar for shipping and handling. Davis can be reached at 740-391-4135. If in the Cadiz area, you may pick up a calendar at the visitor center near the courthouse or at the Puskarich Public Library.

The park sells a series of calendars beginning in 2011. Many of the photos are in black and white because that is what was available at the time. These machines are all gone now and most pictures are no longer available. Ask Davis if interested.