Sutter Creek in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This site is the last water powered foundry and machine shop in California. A 42 inch Knight Wheel drives the main line shaft, with smaller water motors powering other machines.
Erected 1992 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Carl W. Borch and Historic Knight & Co., LTD, October 24, 1992. (Marker Number 1007.)
Location. 38° 23.566′ N, 120° 48.088′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Eureka Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Eureka St., Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cribbs Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Provis Park (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of General John A. Sutter Sutter Creek United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Robert Carlton Downs (about 400 feet away); William Barker Hubbell (about 400 feet away); Bellotti Inn (about 500 feet away); Levaggi Opera House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutter Creek.
Also see . . . Knight Foundry. (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. Knight Foundry Marker
Unlike other California State Historical Markers which are cast in bronze, this marker is cast in iron (steel?)and was done at the foundry.
— Submitted May 14, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,814 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 8. submitted on November 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.