Bucyrus Erie was one of Evansville's most important industrial sites for nearly 70 yrs, opening its first plant in Evansville in 1914. . They made steam shovels that dug the Panama Canal, bulldozer blades that were used in WWII and draglines that dug up Southern Indiana Coal. The construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the passage of the Federal Highway Act in the 1950's meant intensified demand for Bucyrus shovels and excavators. The Evansville plant was sole to Continental Emsco in 1981 and closed the location after two years of operation. The people that worked there loved the place and still have reunions twice a year to stay in touch.
This Database contains 700 scans of the SCOOP magazines that were published by the company while in operation. Search by name or “keyword,” (e.g., Evansville, Milwaukee, Erie, machine, education, scholarship).