Knight Foundry themed exhibit wins Best of Show at California State Fair

LEDGER DISPATCH July 16, 2018. The 165th California State Fair in Sacramento kicked off over the weekend, and Amador County was well represented. The Amador County booth this year featured a Knight Foundry theme, and took home Best of Show. Amador County also received a Gold Award for the booth, Best Marketing Presentation award, and [...]

2018-09-07T21:15:37+00:00September 7th, 2018|historic preservation, knight foundry, knight foundry press|Comments Off on Knight Foundry themed exhibit wins Best of Show at California State Fair

The last of its kind: Restoring Knight Foundry

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 [...]

2018-09-07T04:06:21+00:00March 20th, 2018|historic preservation, knight foundry, knight foundry press|Comments Off on The last of its kind: Restoring Knight Foundry

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 [...]

2017-09-19T18:56:50+00:00September 19th, 2017|california gold country, city of sutter creek, historic preservation, knight foundry, knight foundry press|Comments Off on SACRAMENTO VALLEY: Knight Foundry: A Window into the Industrial Technology of the 1800s

Mercury News: California’s newest historic site is pure gold for families

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 [...]

2017-09-10T02:22:05+00:00September 10th, 2017|city of sutter creek, historic preservation, knight foundry, knight foundry press|Comments Off on Mercury News: California’s newest historic site is pure gold for families

Native Sons of the Golden West – Sutter Creek Retro Ramblings

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 [...]

2018-02-17T02:15:19+00:00July 1st, 2017|city of sutter creek, historic preservation, knight foundry, knight foundry press|Comments Off on Native Sons of the Golden West – Sutter Creek Retro Ramblings

The American Foundry Society features Knight’s Foundry – May 2017

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 [...]

2017-05-06T03:54:01+00:00May 6th, 2017|historic preservation, knight foundry press|Comments Off on The American Foundry Society features Knight’s Foundry – May 2017

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 [...]

2018-02-17T02:17:16+00:00April 27th, 2017|california gold country, historic preservation, knight foundry, knight foundry press|Comments Off on Vestiges of Amador-The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 2

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 [...]

2018-02-17T02:17:06+00:00April 27th, 2017|california gold country, historic preservation, knight foundry, knight foundry press|Comments Off on Vestiges of Amador: The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 1 – An Inventive and Resourceful Man

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 [...]

2018-02-12T21:02:12+00:00April 27th, 2017|california gold country, historic preservation, knight foundry, knight foundry press|Comments Off on Vestiges of Amador-The Annals of Knight Foundry, Part 3

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