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

In Memory of General John A. Sutter

Benefactor of the Great State of

 

—California —

 
In Memory of General John A. Sutter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2006
1. In Memory of General John A. Sutter Marker
Inscription. Who mined here and gave Sutter Creek its name and under whose regime gold was discovered.
Also to those pioneer mothers, fathers and miners of the Mother Lode, which has produced millions is gold.
This rock used in Mother Lode Champion hand drilling contests.
 
Erected 1942 by The Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West of Sutter Creek, May 10, 1942.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 23.541′ N, 120° 48.159′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 49), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Sutter Creek Town Hall and Police Department, to the right of Sutter Creek (the creek). Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 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. Sutter Creek United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Carlton Downs (within shouting distance of this marker); William Barker Hubbell (within shouting distance of this marker); Bellotti Inn
In Memory of General John A. Sutter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 7, 2008
2. In Memory of General John A. Sutter Marker
Sutter Creek (the creek) is to the left of marker and a drinking fountain is to the right.

Note the base that the marker is mounted on. This is the rock used in a Champion Hand Drilling Contest mentioned on marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); To Remember the Men of Amador County Who Died in The World War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Knight Foundry (about 400 feet away); Native Sons Hall (about 400 feet away); Levaggi Opera House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutter Creek.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sutter Creek History and John Sutter. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Sutter Creek History. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Sutter Creek image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2006
3. Sutter Creek
Just to the left of the marker.
Main Street Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 7, 2008
4. Main Street Looking North
Town of Sutter Creek Fire Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 7, 2008
5. Town of Sutter Creek Fire Bell
Note: This is a second bell. See Sutter Creek's First Fire Bell marker for information and locality of the First Bell.
Sign at Entrance to Town image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2006
6. Sign at Entrance to Town
Welcome
SUTTER CREEK
Founded in 1846 by Capt. John A. Sutter
Population - 2303
Elevation - 1200
Recreation, Relaxation & Retirement
Principal Industry - GOLD MINING
Production in County - $350 Million
Good Fishing and Hunting
Sutter Creek - From the South image. Click for full size.
7. Sutter Creek - From the South
Photo Source: Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,914 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7. submitted on April 5, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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