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 change, until 1992. The doors were closed and padlocked in 1996, preserving this time capsule for future generations.

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