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Roots of Motive Power, Willits

Roots of Motive Power is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1982 to preserve and restore steam- and diesel-powered equipment used in the California north coast logging industry from the 1850s to the present.

Festival held in September. Historical steam, gas and diesel equipment on display – over 100 pieces of old machinery in the collection mostly restored to working condition. Includes Technical Research Library documents. Museum open Wednesday thru Sunday – Free admission.

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