Sutter Creek, California

Knight Foundry - Sutter Creek California
Knight Foundry - Sutter Creek California

Photo Details

Town: Sutter Creek , California

Year: 2006

Copyright: 4 Original photography - WesternMiningHistory.com

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Sign at site reads:

The only water powered foundry in the United States, in continuous operation since 1873. The water wheel made by Sam Knight was used world wide. Of special design the 7ft. one had power to run the big stamp mills in the gold mining days. The 42in. one is used here. Heavy dredgers for the Bay City and Seattle Harbors were made here and hauled by mule team to the train depot to be shipped. Alaska and Denver are now on their customer list. Herman Nelson - skilled workman is present owner - November 1967.