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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near 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. Founded in 1851 as Amador #2. Renamed the Union Mine and finally the Lincoln Mine by new owner Leland Stanford. Worked until 1924, producing $2 million. Consolidated with Wildman- Mahoney Mines. Foundations and dump remain.
 
Erected 2004 by Amador County Sesquicentennial Commission and Sutter Creek Promotion Committee. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sutter Creek Gold Mine Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 24.015′ N, 120° 48.354′ W. Marker is near Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Old Sutter Creek-Amador City Highway north of Hanford Street (Old Highway 49). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12979 Amador Road, Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Tucker's Fire Bell (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Lincoln Mine (approx. 0.2 miles away); 135 Amelia Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Mine Boarding House (approx. 0.3
Lincoln Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2011
2. Lincoln Mine Marker
miles away); Mahoney Mine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wildman Mine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leland Stanford, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sutter Creek.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gold Districts of California: Jackson-Plymouth. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. 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 July 18, 2011.) 
 
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Lincoln Mine Hoist Foundation. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2011
3. Lincoln Mine Hoist Foundation.
Lincoln Mine Hoist Foundation. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2011
4. Lincoln Mine Hoist Foundation.
Old Powder House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2011
5. Old Powder House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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