The ASMA Restoration Shop at the Kennedy Mine
The ASMA usually has several restoration and or maintenance projects going at any one time. If you can donate time, expertise, materials, artifacts or dollars towards the preservation of Sierra Nevada Mining, Sawmill and Logging history, please contact us.
Building the ASMA Restoration Shop
The Amador Sawmill & Mining Association is in the process of
building a large restoration shop in the corporation yard at the
Kennedy Mine in Jackson, CA. The shop will be used for restoring and maintaining
antique equipment that was commonly used in mines like the Kennedy
in their day-to-day operations. The Kennedy Mine Foundation and the
Amador Sawmill & Mining Association have formed a partnership to
reach our common goals: to preserve history, heritage technology, and in
many cases to bring the machinery back to a working condition so
that it can be operated in exciting live action exhibits for the public to enjoy.
For example, one of the exhibits we are currently working on, is our Fageol Truck Project.
ASMA's first step in building a permanent restoration shop required hours of planning, picking a good site, raising funds, and purchasing a steel building that would meet all requirements.
This story will continue... coming soon.