a foundry is a factory that produces metal castings.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 the past 2 decades. Except for limited work by a small group of individuals and historic tours of the foundry, the buildings have lain silent and shuttered, surrounded by a menagerie of old pipes, parts, and other accoutrements that were once utilized and produced by the business. These buildings tell the story of the men who worked there and what they did. In this installment of our series on this unique piece of history, we will take a virtual tour of the site. But first, let us examine what type of work that is done at a foundry. It may seem a bit trivial but for those who have never given it any thought, a basic lesson in foundry production seems beneficial for them to understand the significance of Knight Foundry.”

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