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  • 1.  Kennedy Tour - Let's do it!

    Posted 11-04-2021 04:43 PM
    Hi all,
    The weather looks ok for this weekend.
    A possible chance of afternoon drizzle, but much the same as the following weekend.
    Please bring a rain jacket or umbrella, just in case.
    Previously posted details per below.

    I look forward to a successful event.

    Hi all,

    Pencil in the Sunday afternoon of November 7th for the Kennedy Tourist Mine tour.
    We have chosen the 7th, such that if the weather turns foul, we can reschedule for the 14th.
    My apologies for those that can not make the 7th.  It was a pretty even count between the 7th and 14th.

    Let us plan on starting the tour at 1:30 pm, thus please arrive a little early to stretch the legs, use the bathroom, etc.
    The tour takes 2 to 3hrs, depending upon how many questions there are.
    12594 Kennedy Flat Rd, Jackson, CA 95642-9511
    Depending upon where you live in the Bay Area, figure about 2.5hrs to drive there on a Sunday morning.  Please map your own directions and time.

    Doug, our gracious tour guide, encourages bringing your kids.  He said it is a very family-friendly tour.
    I hope to bring my 8yo son.  All he knows about mining is that I would fly on trips all over the place.

    Doug recommends Brickhouse Brews for lunch.
    For those that wish to grab a local lunch beforehand, please allow sufficient time.
    140 Main St, Jackson, CA 95642-2343

    Giving we are mining folk, Doug is hosting the tour for free.
    He has expressed the desire to strengthen the relationship between the museum and some mining folk, so let us try to help him out.

    In the context of Covid, the site recommends wearing masks during portions of the tour that are indoors if it gets crowded.
    Please be prepared and use your best judgment.
    Much of the tour will be outdoors.  Check the weather and dress accordingly.

    It will be great to meet some folk in person, finally!

    Please reach out to Bill or me if you have further questions.
    We will confirm the date, pending weather, a few days before the tour.

    Chris Johnson

    Christopher Johnson
    Redwood City CA United States

  • 2.  RE: Kennedy Tour - Let's do it!

    Posted 11-04-2021 05:08 PM
    HI again,
    I spoke with Doug the tour guide.
    He is going to head to the site at about 12 noon to open stuff up and get the fireplace going.
    Thus, if you wish to bring a packed lunch of sorts, you are welcome to arrive early and have a fireside lunch at the Kennedy mine site.

    Christopher Johnson
    Redwood City CA United States

  • 3.  RE: Kennedy Tour - Let's do it!

    Posted 11-05-2021 02:08 PM

    Slight correction on the address


    12594 Kennedy Mine Rd


    See you there...




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