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Old Eureka Mine

 
 
Old Eureka Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2011
1. Old Eureka Mine Marker
Inscription.  Founded in early 1850’s by Alvinza Hayward, owner of the Badger and Wolverine Mines. Earned $65,000 a month, reaching a depth of 2,250 in late 1800’s. 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the California - Sutter Creek Gold Mine Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
 
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). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Main Street, Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. A different marker also named Old Eureka Mine (a few steps from this marker); Hydroelectric Power in Amador County (within shouting distance of this marker); Miners' Bend Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Knight Scarifier – “The Scarifier that will scarify” (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Woods (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Remember the Men of Amador County Who Died in The World War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Provis Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sutter Creek United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutter Creek.
 
Old Eureka Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2011
2. Old Eureka Mine Marker
A "Welcome to Sutter Creek" sign is also located at this site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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