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

sutter creek knight foundry historic siteAmador 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 to purchase the contents of the foundry, which includes machinery, patterns, tools, and other appurtenances. Although, a substantial amount has already been raised, the goal is still well off. It is imperative that the funds are raised to meet the mission of the Knight Foundry Alliance – “to protect, preserve, and restore the Knight Foundry’s historic structures, features and operations, in order to convey its local and regional importance as a unique 19th century industrial facility.”

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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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