Sutter Creek in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This site is the last water powered foundry and machine shop in California. A 42 inch Knight Wheel drives the main line shaft, with smaller water motors powering other machines.
Erected 1992 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Carl W. Borch and Historic Knight & Co., LTD, October 24, 1992. (Marker Number 1007.)
Location. 38° 23.566′ N, 120° 48.088′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Eureka Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Eureka St., Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of General John A. Sutter (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sutter Creek United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Robert Carlton Downs William Barker Hubbell (about 400 feet away); Bellotti Inn (about 500 feet away); Levaggi Opera House (about 500 feet away); Native Sons Hall (about 500 feet away); Sutter Creek (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sutter Creek.
More about this marker. Knight Foundry is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 1007).
Also see . . . Knight Foundry. (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. Knight Foundry Marker
Unlike other California State Historical Markers which are cast in bronze, this marker is cast in iron (steel?)and was done at the foundry.
— Submitted May 14, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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