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

William Tucker's Fire Bell

 
 
William Tucker's Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 21, 2016
1. William Tucker's Fire Bell Marker
Inscription. Sutter Creek's first fire bell was ordered by William M. Tucker (1843-1910) for the Sutter Creek Fire Company.

The bell hung in a wooden bell tower in the late 1800s at the fire station near the corner of Spanish St. and Keyes St.

The bell was relocated to a 60' steel tower at the north end of Main Street and Hayden Alley in 1907 after the formation of the fire district in 1905.

An additional fire bell was installed at the south end of Main Street in 1913 where it is located today.

Dedicated September 4th 2010, by the Sutter Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the Sutter Creek Fire District in memory of all those who have served the city of Sutter Creek and Amador County.
 
Erected 2010 by Sutter Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the Sutter Creek Fire District.
 
Location. 38° 24.009′ N, 120° 48.519′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Hanford Street (Old State Highway 49), on the right. Touch for map. There is a little park with mining and generating equipment, the bell tower and the marker at the fire station. 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
William Tucker's Fire Bell and Monument image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 21, 2016
2. William Tucker's Fire Bell and Monument
The marker can be seen on the stone to the right of the tower. The "Sutter Creek's First Firebell" marker can be seen mounted to the tower.
walking distance of this marker. Sutter Creek’s First 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 (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.
 
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Sutter Creek Fire Protection Station image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 21, 2016
3. Sutter Creek Fire Protection Station
Marker is amongst the trees in the little park with the mining and generating equipment.
William Tucker's Fire Bell image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 21, 2016
4. William Tucker's Fire Bell
Eagle Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 21, 2016
5. Eagle Sculpture
Near the marker
Eagle Sculpture Plaque image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 21, 2016
6. Eagle Sculpture Plaque
Fire Station Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By James King, May 21, 2016
7. Fire Station Dedication Plaque
Placed by NSGW
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.   5, 6, 7. submitted on July 23, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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