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

Old Eureka Mine

 
 
Old Eureka Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2011
1. Old Eureka Mine Marker
Inscription. Founded in early 1850s by Alvinza Hayward, owner of the Badger and Wolverine Mines. Earned $65,000 a month, reaching a depth of 2,250 in late 1800s. Shaft sunk to 3,500 feet in 1916. In 1924 was purchased by Central Eureka Company. Closed in 1942 and reopened in 1946 to 1954. Combined production was $36,000,000. The largest total of any Amador County mine or consolidation.
 
Erected 2004 by Amador County Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sutter Creek Gold Mine Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 23.353′ N, 120° 48.035′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Old California 49) and Sutter Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Main Street (Old California 49). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Main Street, Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Remember the Men of Amador County Who Died in The World War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sutter Creek United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of General John A. Sutter
Old Eureka Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2011
2. Old Eureka Mine Marker
A "Welcome to Sutter Creek" sign is also located at this site.
(approx. mile away); Knight Foundry (approx. mile away); Robert Carlton Downs (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Barker Hubbell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bellotti Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Native Sons Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sutter Creek.
 
Also see . . .  Gold Districts of California: Jackson-Plymouth. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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