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 !

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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 2018 !!

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

American Historic Truck Society Show Sat. April 28th
FREE - No Admission Fee:

Set up Day - Friday April 27 - 8 am - 6 pm
Live Sawmill Demonstrations - Sat. April 28th:
Throughout the Day Starting 8 am - 6 pm

Amador County Fair:
July 26th through 29th -  Sawmill Show Times:

Thursday July 26 ....... 11 am, 3 pm
Friday July 27 ....... 11 am, 3 pm, 8 pm
Saturday July 28 ....... 11 am, 3 pm, 8 pm
Sunday July 29 ....... 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 Needed in 2018


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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