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

Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell

 
 
Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2008
1. Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell Marker
Inscription.
Within the bell
The following is inscribed
"Hung by G. Chisholm, Dan Ramazzotti
Oct. 18, 1907
Director – F. N. Soracco, F. Warner
E. Deacon – Sutter Creek Fire Co.
Cast by A. Fulton’s Son and Company
Pittsburg, PA.
Ordered by Wm. M. Tucker,”

 
Erected 1964 by The Amador Parlor No.17, Native Sons of the Golden West, September 9, 1964.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 24.006′ N, 120° 48.518′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Hanford Street (State Highway 49), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Sutter Creek Firehouse #1. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Hanford Street, Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Tucker's Fire Bell (here, next to this marker); Lincoln Mine (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Lincoln Mine
Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2008
2. Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell Marker
The Leland Stanford,Jr. marker is on the base behind this marker.
(approx. ¼ mile away); 135 Amelia Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Mine Boarding House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mahoney Mine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wildman Mine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leland Stanford, Jr. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutter Creek.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker Moved
This marker was originally located near the post office. It was later moved to the main Sutter Creek Fire House on Hanford Street. An additional marker was placed in September 2010 to tell "The rest of the story" of Sutter Creek's First Fire bell.

The fire bell had previously been moved to the Fire House in 2006, but the old plaque did not get moved until 2010. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted August 12, 2011, by Edward Arata of Sutter Creek, California.
 
Marker's New Home image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 21, 2016
3. Marker's New Home
Marker can be seen mounted to the base of the tower. The stone monument now has another marker for this bell mounted on it.
Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 7, 2008
4. Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell
The Bell is located on the grounds of the Sutter Creek Volunteer Fire Station #1, .8 of a mile north of the marker on State Highway 49.
Close-Up of Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 7, 2008
5. Close-Up of Bell
Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell Marker - Missing image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2011
6. Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell Marker - Missing
Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 21, 2016
7. Fire Station Marker
Dedicated to the service of
The People of Sutter Creek
September 3, 1988
by
The Native Sons of the Golden West
Frank J. Compani, Grand President
Fire Station Wide Angle image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 21, 2016
8. Fire Station Wide Angle
The firebell and marker is among the trees and mining equipment on the left. The dedication plaque on the fire station can be seen to the right of the roll-up doors.
 
 
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 1,583 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.   4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   7, 8. submitted on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.
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