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Museum Closing

The Museum’s last day this season is November 26th

We will reopen the first week of April

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Saturday September 2nd was our 22nd annual Logging Jamboree. As of right now i have no photos of this year’s  event, but there are literally hundreds of photos on this website that will give you a really good idea of what goes on at this event. I’ll post photos when I get some. Crowd was good sized, the weather was decent, the food was great, and the competition was fierce. Next year will be even better.

You may e-mail us at  snlm@goldrush   or call us at 209-795-5672  or 209-768-3449 for more details.


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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.

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Erosion Control

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.


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Great New Stuff

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.

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2015 Snagfaller’s Ball

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.


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