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Sutter Creek in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Central Eureka Mine

 
 
Central Eureka Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 4, 2006
1. Central Eureka Mine Marker
Inscription. Was begun here in the early 1850’s as the Badger and later the Summit Mine. It consolidated with Hayward’s old Eureka Mine in 1924 as the Central Eureka Company, Amador Consolidated Mines. The main shaft reached a depth of 4,965’. It was the last of the mines to close operations in Amador County in 1954. Its combined earnings being over $36, 000,000 from 1,800,000 ounces of gold.
 
Erected 2004 by The Sutter Creek 1854 – 2004 Promotion Committee and the Amador County 2004 Sesquincentennial.
 
Location. 38° 22.958′ N, 120° 47.977′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of Sutter Hill Road and Old Ridge Road when traveling east on Sutter Hill Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Botto Saloon (a few steps from this marker); 1854 · Amador County · 1954 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Eureka Mine (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of the Heros of Amador County (approx. half a mile away); To Remember the Men of Amador County Who Died in The World War
Central Eureka Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 4, 2006
2. Central Eureka Mine Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Sutter Creek United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of General John A. Sutter (approx. 0.7 miles away); Knight Foundry (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sutter Creek.
 
Also see . . .
1. Operations at The Old Eureka Mine. (Submitted on October 28, 2008.)
2. Amadorgold's Central Eureka Online Mine Tour. Historic photo's and information on the Central Eureka Mine and its History (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by Amador Gold of Jackson, California, Amador County.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Central Eureka Mine:
Location: Highway 49 to the traffic light at Ridge Road. East on Ridge Road one block and you can see the gallus frame of the old Central Eureka Mine. It was one of the few that continued operating after the 1942 Presidential edict to close the mines on behalf of the war effort. It produced $36 million during its operation. Source: Amador County Chamber of Commerce
    — Submitted October 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
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Central Eureka Mine - Headframe image. Click for full size.
January 31, 2009
3. Central Eureka Mine - Headframe
Building Across The Road From the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 4, 2006
4. Building Across The Road From the Marker
Reportedly this structure is the old "Botto Saloon," built in 1860 by Theresa and Constantino Botto. It originally served as a granary, and then later as a saloon for the Central Eureka miners until Prohibition.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,193 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on .   4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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