Amador Sawmill and Mining Association, Inc.

The Amador Sawmill and Mining Association is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization
consisting of a group of enthusiastic volunteers
dedicated to preserving the sawmill and mining history of the Sierra Foothills.

Working Amador Sawmill Amador County Fair, CA

We currently operate the historic steam-powered Amador Sawmill and the Pokerville Mine
 at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, California.
Our enthusiastic machinists, engineers and volunteers restore antique tools, machinery
and steam engines in our restoration shop in Jackson, CA.

The Amador Sawmill and Mining Association is the home of Practical Engineers,
Visionary Engineering and Steam Enthusiasts.

Come Join Us!

Machinists, engineers, teachers, steam enthusiasts, restoration, mining and milling enthusiasts,
and volunteers of all kinds are welcome and encouraged to contact us:

Phone: 209-245-3448
Mail: Amador Sawmill and Mining Assoc.
PO Box 1062
Plymouth, CA 95669

Click here to see the Amador Sawmill in Action on YouTube !

Click here for our latest Amador Sawmill and Mining Association newsletter

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Donations are greatfully accepted and help to support our education, restoration and demonstration programs.
Your gift is tax-deductible. Donate through the safe and secure PayPal button below.
All major credit cards, e-payment and PayPal payment accepted. Thank you for your support!

See the Amador Steam Powered Sawmill Run in 2019 !!

Sawmill Operations:
Work Days at the Sawmill: 3rd Sat. each month, starts 8 am
Sawmill in Operation: cutting timber sales orders, Public Welcome TBA
Contact us for more information on sales, volunteering at the sawmill.

Steam Donkey Operations:
Times to be announced -
Steam Safety Workshop - TBA - Amador Co. Fair Grounds
Steam Donkey Demonstrations: TBA

Amador County Day at the Kennedy Mine, Jackson, CA
March 2nd, 2019 - Saturday... Rain or Shine!
FREE - No Admission Fee:

ASMA Set up Day - TBA
FREE Live Steam Donkey Demonstrations (weather permitting)
Located near the headframe/sawmill site!
FREE Ore car talk & demonstration and ASMA show - rain or shine!:
See a complete working miniature iron & steel ore car - in the Kennedy Mine Archive!
Video presentaton: "Sights and Sounds of the Amador Sawmill & Mining Association"
Don't Miss it! - In the Kennedy Mine Archive - Rain or Shine!
Throughout the Day Starting 9:30 am - 3 pm

American Historic Truck Society Show
- Saturday April 27th 2019 -
At the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, CA.
FREE - No Admission Fee:

Set up Day - TBA
Live Sawmill Demonstrations:
Throughout the Day Starting 9 am - 6 pm

Amador County Fair:
July 25th through 28th -  Sawmill Show Times:

Thursday July 25 ....... 11 am, 3 pm
Friday July 26 ....... 11 am, 3 pm, 8 pm
Saturday July 27 ....... 11 am, 3 pm, 8 pm
Sunday July 28 ....... 11 am, 3 pm
Live Demonstration Shows at the Fair !!
See our Yarding Steam Donkey in Action!
See our Pokerville Mine in Action!
See the Pokerville Mine Stamp Mill Processing Ore!
At the Plymouth Fair Grounds in Amador County, CA

Monthly Volunteer Work Days:
3rd Saturday of the Month.

Click here for our Amador Sawmill and Mining Association Flyer

Help Help Needed in 2019

Amador Sawmill & Mining Assoc. steam boiler
Do you have a steam technology background?
Maybe you want to get up close to learn early steam
machinery mechanics?

Would you want to stoke a hand fired boiler
with cord wood to raise steam?

Open the valves to start a full sized reciprocating steam engine turning a seven foot flywheel to power a 1900’s sawmill? Or run the steam engines powering the Pokerville Mine head frame, crusher and stamp mill processing gold ore?

steam engine 
Join other steam enthusiast volunteers at events
and step back in our time machine!

Contact ASMA for more information: 

Phone us: 209-245-3448

We Need You !!


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