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.
The A.S.M.A. has designed and currently operates an education program
in machine restoration at Amador High School in Sutter Creek, CA;
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

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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 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 2017 !!
at the Plymouth Fair Grounds in Amador County, CA:

Sawmill Operations:
Work Days at the Sawmill 2nd and 4th 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:
Late March to Early April: times to be announced -
Steam Safety Workshop - March 25, 8 am - 5 pm - Amador Co. Fair Grounds
Steam Donkey Demonstrations: TBA

American Historic Truck Society Show:
Set up Day - Friday April 28 - 8 am - 6 pm
Live Sawmill Demonstrations - April 29th:
Throughout the Day Starting 8 am - 6 pm

Amador County Fair:
July 27th through 30th -  Sawmill Show Times:

Thursday July 27 ....... 11 am, 3 pm
Friday July 28 ....... 11 am, 3 pm, 8 pm
Saturday July 29 ....... 11 am, 3 pm, 8 pm
Sunday July 30 ....... 11 am, 3 pm
Live Demonstration Shows at the Fair !!
See our Mobile Machine Shop in Action!
See our Yarding Steam Donkey in Action!
See our Pokerville Mine and Stamp Mill in Action!

Monthly Work Days:
2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month.

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Help Needed in 2017


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?

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 !!


The ASMA Restoration Team 2017

Machine Restoration Workshop:
Work Days at the Restoration Workshop in Jackson, CA are held
every Wednesday each month, contact us for more information.
Current Projects:
21" Canedy Otto "camel back" drill press
24" Buffalo Forge "camel back" drill press
1928 Fageol truck
Contact ASMA for more information

High School Education Course in Machine Restoration:
Held at Amador High School, Sutter Creek, CA.
For enrolled students only. Check with your HS Counselor.

Amador County Fair:
Thurs. July 27th through Sun. July 30th -  Machine Shop Demos

Live Demonstration Shows at the Fair !!
See our Mobile Machine Shop in Action!

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