On Sept. 3rd 2016, we held our annual Labor Day weekend event. It was a huge success with lots of visitors, great weather, awe-inspiring competition, delicious food, and much much more.To go directly to the photos click here. Our great friend and accomplished photographer, Cindy Micheli, came through for us again with photos that tell the story better than words ever could.
From the beginnings of the museum we have benefitted from the advice and guidance of Mike Skenfield, our exhibit designer and professional forester. Here we are passing along to you his advice on how to control the erosion that is inevitable during this winter. Click on this link.
New photos of the museum in Winter
Click on the Museum in Winter link in the menu at the top of each page.
Fresno County Photos plus a Blagen Mill addition
Big new section in Fresno County with some marvelous photos of a big mill there. Also added two new photos to the Blagen Mill Photos, one showing the yard guys in a group photo, complete with names. The other photo is of Enos Duart the yard superintendent standing in front of the yard office.
Every Fall, we have this lovely event where people can get together, enjoy a no host bar, eat wonderful BBQ food and dance. This year’s event was probably the best attended ever. We even made some money this year. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make the event such a sucess. You can find the poem, And God Made a Logger…. which was read at the Ball by clicking on this link. Much of what the Butte Fire didn’t burn was saved by the efforts of many including the loggers working for Sierra Pacific Industries. Those men certainly fit the description of why God made a logger.
The Jamboree was a huge success with about a thousand people attending. We were very fortunate to have Cindy Micheli return to do photography. She did most of the photography two years ago and her great eye, and skill at camera operation again give us the following wonderful photos. For those who need a really good photographer for an event or other project, Cindy can be reached at email@example.com. Thank you, Cindy, and please promise to come back next year.
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Announcer County Supervisor Michael Oliveira
Cubbie doing his part for his country and the Jamboree
Michael Oliviera and Bertha Underhill drawing winning ticket for White Pines Park raffle.
Would love to know the names
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Jack and Jill buckers. Appears to be an age difference between the two couples. Don’t know who won.
Gotta start that hot saw
Notice that he is sawing from the bottom up! Now that takes a lot of muscle.
Got it going! Great photograph, don’t you think.
Choker Setter going over the top.
Choker Setter, considered by many as the most dangerous job in the woods
Look at the size of that one person hand bucking saw
US Forest Service making their branded rounds (very popular)
Amador Sawmill Association with their drive line/belt operated old machine shop
Sue running the raffle
Logger’s Cabin with Sponsor Names
Bearly Used Sale run by Carolyn N.
No good reason for our clever tree climbing de-limber to be here other than Cindy must have liked it.
How do we get to the museum? The Museum is open Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm, from the first of April to about the first of December. We would be delighted to have you visit us starting on Thursday April 2, 2015. To get to the Museum, take Highway 4 east from Stockton through Angels Camp to the town of Arnold. From the northern or southern Sierras, take Highway 49 to Angels Camp, then turn east on Highway 4 to Arnold. From the Central Valley, take Highways 5 or 99 to Stockton and turn east on Highway 4. From Tahoe or Nevada, follow Highway 4 west from Markleeville over the crest of the Sierras through beautiful Ebbetts Pass to Arnold. (In winter, after the snows arrive, Highway 4 over the pass is closed; from Tahoe or Nevada, take Highway 88 down to Jackson and turn south on Highway 49.) In Arnold, if you are going East turn left just past the big Chevron station on Blagen Road. Follow the signs on Blagen Road to the museum. As you pass the school on the left, you will make a left turn on Dunbar Road. The address is 2148 Dunbar Road, but the museum is adjacent to White Pines Park which is adjacent to Blagen Road, so finding us at this point is very easy. Regional Map (click on the map for a larger image) Editors note: This map is pretty much worthless, but a good friend of mine put it here before he got ill, so I can’t take it out. If you need a real map, do a Google search for our address. At the Dale Brooks’s Celebration of Life, a number of people asked to have Wanda Hofstetter’s recipe for Black Eyed Pea Salad. This is it, and thank you for asking.
The “Much More” promised in the title of this post
Our newest accomplishment is told in the Shay section of our web site and is entitled:
Clicking on the above will take you to our Shay page, and a link there will take you to a U-tube video of the Shay running for the first time on our property. Amazing.
Black Eyed Pea Salad
from Wanda Hofstetter, inheritor of the recipe which has been passed down many times. 1 can drained crushed pineapple 1 can shoepeg corn, drained 1 can black eyed peas, drained ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup red wine vinegar 1 avocado, chopped 1 roma tomato, chopped 2/3 cup cilantro, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped or 2 tsp. minced garlic ¾ tsp salt ¾ tsp. pepper ½ tsp. cumin Combine all the ingredients and serve chilled.