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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sutter Creek, California

Clickable Map of Amador County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Amador County, CA (183) Alpine County, CA (49) Calaveras County, CA (127) El Dorado County, CA (262) Sacramento County, CA (333) San Joaquin County, CA (99)  AmadorCounty(183) Amador County (183)  AlpineCounty(49) Alpine County (49)  CalaverasCounty(127) Calaveras County (127)  ElDoradoCounty(262) El Dorado County (262)  SacramentoCounty(333) Sacramento County (333)  SanJoaquinCounty(99) San Joaquin County (99)
Jackson is the county seat for Amador County
Sutter Creek is in Amador County
      Amador County (183)  
      Alpine County (49)  
      Calaveras County (127)  
      El Dorado County (262)  
      Sacramento County (333)  
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1California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 134 Broad StreetSutter Creek
Built in the 1870’s, the Norton-Popovich home contains the city’s first telephone, installed in 1896. Virgil Norton was postmaster of Sutter Creek from 1914 – 1931; son John was an engineer at Knight Foundry. The current owner’s father, Sam . . . Map (db m42405) HM
2California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 135 Amelia StreetSutter Creek
Parish House of old Trinity Episcopal Church. Circa late 1880's. Church built 1890. Home of Frank & Cathie Cunha.Map (db m45042) HM
3California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 1854 · Amador County · 1954
Amador County, carved from Calaveras and El Dorado, was organized July 3, 1854, at the crossroads of Sutter Hill. Act of Legislature, May 11, 1854, set June 17, 1854, as election date for people to vote on such a division, and appointed five . . . Map (db m11222) HM
4California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Bellotti Inn
This hotel is a member of the State of California 100 Year Club and was opened for business in 1860. Bellotti Inn is one of oldest hotels still in continuous operation serving travelers in the State of California. The earliest hotel opened on this . . . Map (db m29819) HM
5California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Botto Saloon
Erected circa 1860 by Theresa and Constantino Botto. Originally a Granary. Saloon for Central Eureka Miners Through the 1920’s. Second Wood Story Torn Down in the 1980’s. Placed by Janet Friedberg, Botto Descendent. Amador County . . . Map (db m15827) HM
6California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Brignoli Building1858
Built of native greenstone by Bartolomeo Brignole for a general store. Operated by his family until 1944.Map (db m29818) HM
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7California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — C. Soracco Company
Established in 1869 by Carlo Soracco, the store and adjoining residence were copied from similar buildings in Genoa, Italy. Carlo’s son, Frank, one of Amador County’s leading citizens, became proprietor in 1894. C. Soracco Co. was a major supplier . . . Map (db m57992) HM
8California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Central Eureka Mine
Was begun here in the early 1850’s as the Badger and later the Summit Mine. It consolidated with Hayward’s old Eureka Mine in 1924 as the Central Eureka Company, Amador Consolidated Mines. The main shaft reached a depth of 4,965’. It was the last of . . . Map (db m13084) HM
9California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Cribbs Field
This site is named in recognition of the gift by W.D. "Dick" and Marge Cribbs to the city of Sutter Creek on April 6th, 1964. This land was given with the stipulation it be developed for municipal purposes including the construction and . . . Map (db m106334) HM
10California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 8 — Emerson Shaft
Eastern Shaft of the Wildman Mine located at the Post Office site. Used as an air chute and hoist shaft to dispose of waste rock later used to pave roads. The mine founded by William T. Wildman, circa 1851Map (db m12601) HM
11California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Hydroelectric Power in Amador County
Impulse turbines, also known as high pressure water wheels, were first developed in the foothill gold fields of Northern California to produce rotating mechanical power. Early water wheel designs were produced by Donnelly and Knight foundries of . . . Map (db m106398) HM
12California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — In Memory of General John A. SutterBenefactor of the Great State of California
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 in gold. This rock used in Mother Lode Champion . . . Map (db m13407) HM
13California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — In Memory of the Heros of Amador County
Who Died in World War I G. Bulaich • J.A. Cuneo • F.S. Ferrari • B.L Flitcraft • B.F. Forbes • LT. Griesabach • P.W. Hamm • J.R. Hyland • A. Kretcher • G. Koprivica • R.E. Noce • R. Pew • W.H. Pritchard • S.C. Quirollo • R. Rugne • C.P. Sevey • . . . Map (db m85621) WM
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14California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — J. Monteverde General Store Museum
Typical of old country stores at the turn of the century. Opened in 1898. Over its counter and from its shed, the Monteverde Family offered for sale all manner and description of merchandise. The emporium served as a meeting place for housewives, . . . Map (db m8975) HM
15California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 1007 — Knight Foundry
Knight Foundry was established in 1873 to supply heavy equipment and repair facilities to the gold mines and timber industry of the Mother Lode. Samuel N. Knight developed a high speed, cast iron water wheel which was a forerunner of the Pelton . . . Map (db m100590) HM
16California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Knight Scarifier – “The Scarifier that will scarify”
Knight Foundry Scarifier, Patent No. US 1665277 A, was developed in 1926 and patented in 1928 by Daniel (Dan) V. Ramazzotti, owner of Knight Foundry, as an improved mechanical ripper for removing uneven surfaces and ruts from roads. With the advent . . . Map (db m106423) HM
17California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Leland Stanford, Jr.1824 – 1893
A man of tremendous ambition, Leland Stanford, Sr., was one of California’s most distinguished businessmen, politicians, philanthropists, and proponents of education. Lured to California by the Gold Rush in 1852, he became an owner of Sutter Creek’s . . . Map (db m12610) HM
18California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Levaggi Opera House
The front building built in 1860. The opera house was built on back in 1892 by John and Michael Levaggi, early pioneers and stone masons from Italy. Bricks used were kilned east of Sutter Creek and hauled to the site by twelve mule team. Amapola . . . Map (db m29814) HM
19California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Lincoln Mine
First (1851) quartz mine & mill in Sutter Creek on Amador Road. Leland Stanford financier, politician and benefactor controlled this mine (1859-1872). Under Supt. R. C. Downs it proved a bonanza, aided Stanford to join the builders of the Central . . . Map (db m42409) HM
20California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 11 — Lincoln Mine
Founded in 1851 as Amador #2. Renamed the Union Mine and finally the Lincoln Mine by new owner Leland Stanford. Worked until 1924, producing $2 million. Consolidated with Wildman- Mahoney Mines. Foundations and dump remain.Map (db m44607) HM
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21California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Mahoney Mine
. . . Map (db m12606) HM
22California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Miners' Bend ParkA Historic Gold Mining Park
Sutter Creek, California Left Panel: Like many communities in the Sierra Foothills, Sutter Creek grew out of the great gold rush of 1849. Thousands of men of every nationality arrived seeking fortunes through toil, sweat, and luck. . . . Map (db m106380) HM
23California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Native Sons Hall
In 1851 first building to be erected on south part of site, was Hanford and Downs General Store. That stores Liberty flag pole, marked center of incorporated town, 1854. In 1865, most of building destroyed by fire. Purchased in 1875 by Giovanni B. . . . Map (db m10744) HM
24California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 7 — Old Eureka Mine
Founded in early 1850’s by Alvinza Hayward, owner of the Badger and Wolverine Mines. Earned $65,000 a month, reaching a depth of 2,250 in late 1800’s. Shaft sunk to 3,500 feet in 1916. In 1924 was purchased by Central Eureka Company. Closed in 1942 . . . Map (db m44606) HM
25California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 8 — Pine Woods
One of Sutter Creek’s legends is that John Sutter founded this city in 1846 when he established a sawmill on the creek. But modern researchers have discovered he actually sent men into the Sierra foothills at least by 1844 to a place about four or . . . Map (db m176322) HM
26California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Provis Park
In memory of Miss Minnie Provis who faithfully served as City Clerk for the City of Sutter Creek from 1913 to 1965 under the leadership of 16 mayors Dedicated 1975Map (db m106335) HM
27California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Robert Carlton Downs1828 – 1905
Associate of Leland Stanford, Pioneer, Miner, Legislator, Businessman. Sailed around Cape Horn on clipper ship Tahamaroo in 1849. Established the first deep quartz mine, The Union, with E.B. McIntyre, S. Hanford & N. Drew in 1851. Became . . . Map (db m29829) HM
28California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Sutter Creek
On September 4, 1854 Sutter Creek was declared by Judge Marion Gordon an incorporated town. Sutter Creek's limits were one mile square. The center was "The Liberty Flag Pole", atop Main Street (Little Humbug Hill) where the Native Sons Hall stands . . . Map (db m94113) HM
29California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Sutter Creek Grammar School1871
Learning was revered by Sutter Creek citizens whose school stands as an historic proof of the belief in education.Map (db m28052) HM
30California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Sutter Creek Jail
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 . . . Map (db m57980) HM
31California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Sutter Creek Sanitarium1895 - 1927
Medical Offices, Surgery and Hospital of Dr. Philip Sheridan Goodman. (1867 – 1927). Office and surgery on ground floor, hospital upstairs. Miraculous and unconventional, a true Sutter Creek Character.Map (db m29780) HM
32California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Sutter Creek United Methodist Church
In 1861 under leadership of Rev. I.B. Fish this church was built . Trustees incorporated the church as the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1862. Between 1863 and 1867 the Ladies Aid Society gave $1,300 for the back room addition. The steeple was added . . . Map (db m13684) HM
33California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell
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 . . . Map (db m94750) HM
34California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — To Remember the Men of Amador County Who Died in The World War
[There are four markers mounted on the monument; one each for World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The first three are mounted on the north side and the fourth is mounted on the south side of monument] [World War I] To . . . Map (db m13421) WM
35California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Union Mine Boarding HouseSince 1851 — (Now a Private Residence) —
Leland Stanford acquired the Union Mine in 1859 for debt. He formed a partnership with R. C. Downs and renamed it the Lincoln Mine. The Lincoln Mine produced $2,200,000. in gold by 1873, he then sold it to the British Syndicate for $800,000. . . . Map (db m42407) HM
36California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Wildman MinePowder House
Founded by William T. Wildman in 1851. Merged with Mahoney Mine and reached a depth of 1500 feet. Combined mines operated a 70 stamp mill and produced a total of $5 million in old by 1924. Powder house used to store explosives. Became part of . . . Map (db m12598) HM
37California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — William Barker Hubbell1816 – 1894
In Memory of Forty-Niner William Barker Hubbell 1816 – 1894 Who built his building for a General Store circa 1867 Served as Justice of the Peace 1888 – 1892Map (db m29858) HM
38California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — William Tucker's Fire Bell
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 . . . Map (db m94751) HM
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Mar. 29, 2023