The Logging Museum owns this photo of a piece of Doc Linebaugh’s equipment. Six of his loggers are shown on the equipment and we now know the identity of all of them. Furthest left is Ernie Grunder, next Paul Eck, then Clifford West, next to last is Julio Montagner, and last in the bottom row is Roy Armstrong. On top of the tractor is Aga-Pete Rojo. Our thanks to the Bowmans who were finally able to provide us the names. They had to deal with a photo that may not have been too sharp in the first place, was enlarged, has suffered from light exposure, but they got past these obstacles and gave us some names. Click on photo to enlarge.
When Pete talks about the good old days, he can mean the good really od days. It was a delight for us to have this gentleman as our guest for the afternoon.
Displays, dioramas, and artifacts are what we see in museums, but there are other items, like information, that are harder to get at. In the physical world of the museum, showing stuff is easy, while presenting information can be hard. To present information better, the Logging Museum is moving its historical files to a place that’s easy to get to — the website. By digitizing information hidden in files and memories, it becomes accessible, complementing the artifacts that fill the museum building.
Suddenly, a Logging Museum visitor can see not just a working model of a lumber mill, but the historical and biographical materials that explain why a particular living person at a particular lumber company built a particular type of mill at a particular geographic location at a particular time. Physical and digital combine to give a bigger picture than either can provide alone. Think of these web pages as our digital museum.
Please enjoy the new website — it’ll be here anytime you look. To enjoy the Logging Museum in person, visit us Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00, April through late Fall. We’re in Calaveras County, just off California Highway 4 in the town of White Pines (near Arnold), 4000 feet up in the Sierra’s beautiful tall timber.
Fishing Frog on White Pines Lake bordering the Logging Museum
Photo by Dick James
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Winter Schedule — We’re Open for Groups, if you make advance arrangements
During the winter, the Logging Museum is open by appointment from December through March, only to fairly large groups. We do this for two reasons — safety on snowy roads for our visitors and docents, and to minimize the cost of heating the museum when visitors are few. We look forward to showing your gourp the museum (winter is beautiful at 4000 feet), but please call ahead (209-795-1226) so we can turn up the thermostat.
Finally, we have more of our outstanding cookbooks for sale. These cookbooks contain a lot of recipes from old families in Calaveras County, plus a lot of recipes from other great cooks. To find out more or to buy one, click here.