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

Sutter Creek Jail

 
 
Sutter Creek Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2010
1. Sutter Creek Jail Marker
Inscription. The jail was built in 1908 to replace the original jail that was destroyed by a fire started when an unidentified inmate set his mattress on fire and burned to death. Sutter Creek and Amador County shared the cost of the new cement jail built by the Levaggi brothers. The two cell jail was actually built over the Sutter Creek. Each cell had one bed and the plumbing was a hole in the floor, that drained into the creek. Used until the 1940ís, the jail was torn down in 1970.
 
Erected 1988 by James W. Marshall Chapter No. 49, E Clampus Vitus, Esq. X.N.G.H. “88”.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 23.714′ N, 120° 48.178′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Gopher Flat Road near Main Street/Old Highway 49, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located across the street from the Sutter Creek Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leland Stanford, Jr. ( within shouting distance of this marker); Mahoney Mine ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Sutter Creek Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2010
2. Sutter Creek Jail Marker
Wildman Mine ( about 300 feet away); C. Soracco Company ( about 300 feet away); J. Monteverde General Store Museum ( about 400 feet away); 134 Broad Street ( about 400 feet away); Sutter Creek Sanitarium ( about 400 feet away); Sutter Creek ( about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutter Creek.
 
More about this marker. Marker is placed behind an iron fence and can be easily missed. It is also a little difficult to read due to the angle of the marker at the fence.
 
Categories. Government
 
Sutter Creek image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
3. Sutter Creek
The jail stood over this creek which served as the sewage system for the two jail cells located in the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,039 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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