Watch ABC10 Special about Sutter Creek's Knight Foundry Author: John Bartell March 19, 2018 It's the last of its kind and it was almost lost. Knight Foundry built the machines that helped build California. The water powered machine shop was turning to rust until a group of volunteers restored it. "This is the last [...]
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A Knight Foundry Special Event March 10, 2018. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) redesignated their Mechanical Engineering Historical Landmark plaque that was first placed at the Foundry site in 1994. The Natives Sons of the Golden West (NSGW) dedicated a new plaque honoring all of the Native Sons who have passed through [...]
Charming Sutter Creek makes great weekend getaway Gold Rush history buffs and their companions can have a great weekend in Sutter Creek, containing many boutiques, eateries, wine-tasting rooms and old-fashioned charm in a walkable Sierra Foothills town just 45 miles southeast of Sacramento. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ... with photos included http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/7644610-181/charming-sutter-creek-makes-great?artslide=0
Editor's Page: Back to Your Roots - Knight Foundry. By Reed Miller, Associate Publisher & Editor of Industrial Heating Magazine (print and digital)
THE NATIVE SON OF THE GOLDEN WEST: Historic Knight Foundry the Last Water-Powered Machine Foundry in the United States. By Kimberly Wooten. (09-30-17)
By: Carl Gwyn (9-19-17) Nestled in a corner of the beautiful Gold Rush town of Sutter Creek, you’ll find the only remaining water-powered foundry in the United States. Established in 1873 to supply equipment for the Gold Rush and other developing industries of the new state of California, Knight Foundry operated continuously, with little technological [...]
Built in 1873 at the height of the Gold Rush's second wave, Sutter Creek's Knight Foundry was one of the nation's first hydroelectric foundries. Today it's the last of its kind. (Photo: Jackie Burrell/Bay Area News Group) SUTTER CREEK — Long narrow belts whir across the ceiling of the cavernous structure, the sound buzzing, thrumming [...]
By: Douglas Love, Grand Historian. Tucked in the golden foothills of the Mother Lode is a jewel of a town. As a matter of fact, it is known as “The Jewel of The Mother Lode” and it is Sutter Creek. Sutter Creek was founded by John Sutter in 1846 as a lumber camp. The [...]
Efforts to Preserve Historic Knight Foundry Get a Boost May 2, 2017 The Knight Foundry facility (Sutter Creek, California) was recently donated to Sutter Creek, California. The facility made its last casting in 1996, and there was concern about its future. It was placed on a list of endangered historic places by the National Trust [...]
Amador Ledger Dispatch article by Deborah Cook on April 9 (updated April 27), 2017. "Sutter Creek is home to many historic treasures, but none so unique as Knight Foundry. This engineering marvel was the product of the dreams and imagination of Samuel Newman Knight, a native of Maine, who came to California in 1862. Before [...]