Ledger Dispatch: Knight Foundry Hometown Heroes
blacksmith shop forge WRITTEN MARCH 2022 On March 4, 2017, a chilly windy day, Sutter Creek’s historic Knight Foundry opened its doors to the public for the first time in nearly 20 years. Nearly 1,200 people visited, and two decades of pent-up interest and enthusiasm was unleashed. Now, five years later, the organization [...]
Saturday, November 14, 2020 is the big day! After seven long months, Knight Foundry, 81 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek, plans to be open to the public on this month’s regularly scheduled Tour Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come back to visit and explore Sutter Creek’s historic industrial crown jewel, Amador County’s own [...]
September 4, 2020 in the Amador Ledger Dispatch, page B7.Written by Jack Mitchell. Photos by Ed Arata.What better time for a little love and care than during a pandemic. We should have known that Ed Arata and the volunteers at Knight Foundry would be busy. What’s been accomplished is amazing, some would even say — [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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