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

Lincoln Mine

 
 
Lincoln Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2011
1. Lincoln Mine Marker
Inscription. First (1851) quartz mine & mill in Sutter Creek on Amador Road. Leland Stanford financier, politician and benefactor controlled this mine (1859-1872). Under Supt. R. C. Downs it proved a bonanza, aided Stanford to join the builders of the Central Pacific Railroad. Mahoney & Wildman Mines merged with the Lincoln in 1906.
 
Erected 1971 by Amador County Historical Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 38° 23.833′ N, 120° 48.372′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of Amador Road and Hanford Street (Old Highway 49) on Amador 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. 135 Amelia Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Mine Boarding House (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Lincoln Mine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mahoney Mine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wildman Mine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sutter Creek Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leland Stanford, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Sutter Creek.
 
Also see . . .
Lincoln Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2011
2. Lincoln Mine Marker

1. Sutter Creek and the Lincoln Mine. Leland Stanford received stake in Sutter Creek’s Union Mine, (later renamed the Lincoln), for payment of debt. After many discouraging failures at the mine, and almost ready to call it quits the Lincoln Mine hit the proverbial “Mother Lode”. With unlimited finances behind him Stanford became a Railroad baron, a U.S. Senator and eventually Governor of California. (Submitted on May 14, 2011.) 

2. Sutter Gold Mine. The Sutter Gold Mine is made up of several historic mines including the Lincoln Mine. It is open for tours. (Submitted on May 14, 2011.) 
 
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Lincoln Mine Hoist Foundation. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. Lincoln Mine Hoist Foundation.
Lincoln Mine Hoist Foundation. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
4. Lincoln Mine Hoist Foundation.
Old Powder House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
5. Old Powder House
 
 
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