SACRAMENTO VALLEY: Knight Foundry: A Window into the Industrial Technology of the 1800s

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 [...]

SACRAMENTO VALLEY: Knight Foundry: A Window into the Industrial Technology of the 1800s 2017-09-19T18:56:50+00:00

Vestiges of Amador-The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 2

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 [...]

Vestiges of Amador-The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 2 2018-02-17T02:17:16+00:00

Vestiges of Amador: The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 1 – An Inventive and Resourceful Man

Amador Ledger Dispatch article by Deborah Cook on April 4 (updated April 27), 2017. "I am sure that most of you readers are aware that due to a generous donation by the former owner, the historic Knight Foundry was gifted to the City of Sutter Creek. A fundraising effort is now underway to raise $325,000 [...]

Vestiges of Amador: The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 1 – An Inventive and Resourceful Man 2018-02-17T02:17:06+00:00

Vestiges of Amador-The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 3

Amador Ledger Dispatch article by Deborah Cook on April 16 (updated April 27), 2017. "Just three short blocks off Highway 49 in Sutter Creek, straddling both sides of Eureka and Borgh Way, sits one of the most unique industrial factories in the United States – Knight Foundry. This water-powered wonder has sat mostly idle for [...]

Vestiges of Amador-The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 3 2018-02-12T21:02:12+00:00

Sutter Creek, California: Knight Foundry Acquisition a Reality

Following decades of effort and negotiations, the City of Sutter Creek has entered into an agreement to acquire the historic Knight Foundry complex. The Knight Foundry, for those not familiar, is one of the most significant and remarkably well-preserved historic industrial properties in the country. Established in 1873 and operating continuously into the 1990s, Knight [...]

Sutter Creek, California: Knight Foundry Acquisition a Reality 2017-06-23T21:42:59+00:00

Modern Day Sutter Creek

A charming balance of old and new, today’s Sutter Creek maintains its Gold Rush facade while catering to the wants and needs of visitors from around the world. Shop, dine, slumber, stroll, wine taste, and enjoy the atmosphere of Sutter Creek in California’s Amador County.

Located about 45 miles southeast of Sacramento. Sutter Creek is ideally situated in the heart of the Sierra Foothill Wine Country and is Amador County’s most walkable town with Bed and Breakfast Inns, restaurants, wine tasting rooms and shops on beautiful Main Street.

Sutter Creek is the perfect hub to explore the Sierra Foothill Wine regions including Amador’s own Shenandoah Valley, El Dorado County’s Fairplay region and Calaveras County’s wine region. Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley has become a thriving and popular wine growing region of California and is often quoted as being “like Napa and Sonoma were thirty five years ago.“

Plan to visit Sutter Creek, the Jewel of the Motherlode, and one of California's finest and friendliest small towns.

Visitor Information: www.suttercreek.org