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Logging Jamboree Successful

The 2003 Logging Jamboree spanned two days this year. Event organizer Patrick Karahan was pleased with the turnout Sunday. “This is great. It´s good to see a lot of people getting up here and looking at the new museum,” Karahan said.

The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum is located along the shores of White Pines lake, one mile from Arnold off Highway 4 in Calaveras County.

This year´s fund raising event featured logging competitions, exhibits, live music, food, a chili cook-off Sunday, horse-drawn wagon rides, model railroad displays, as well as other activities. The group is trying to raise funds to complete interior construction of the main museum building and also pay for transporting the Shay logging locomotive they recently purchased from Nevada to the Mother Lode.

Included this year was construction of a logger´s cabin on the museum site, The cabin was being constructed in the same way the lumberjacks did. It is built on skids, like the old ones, for easy movement from camp to camp.