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

mercury news knight foundry article september 2017

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 and reverberating through the warm, dusty air. You may not see the rush of water powering this 19th-century hydroelectric foundry, but there’s no mistaking the effect as giant wheels, gears, lathes and planers glide into motion. Sutter Creek’s Knight Foundry is the last of its kind — and for Gold Rush history buffs, it’s absolute catnip.

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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.

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