Tuesday, December 02, 2008

California Historical Landmark #322

Jack and I spent the Wednesday before Thanksgiving waymarking historical sites in Western Amador County in the rain. This was the sixth of twenty-one places that we stopped.

Sutter Creek
California State Historical Landmark #322

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This landmark is located at Veteran's Memorial Hall, Main and Badger Streets, Sutter Creek, California in Amador County. There are 24 other California State Historical Landmarks in Amador County. The GPS coordinates for the plaque are N 38° 23.527 W 120° 48.166.

You can log your visit to this landmark at waymark.com.

This town was named after John A. Sutter, who came to the region in 1846, and was the first to mine the locality in 1848. There was little activity at Sutter Creek until 1851, when quartz gold was discovered. In 1932 the Central Eureka mine, discovered in 1869, had reached the 2,300-foot level. By 1939, it was the best-paying mine at Sutter Creek.


General John A. Sutter, Benefactor of the Great State of California who mined here and gave Sutter Creek its name and under whose regime gold was discovered. Also to those pioneer mothers, fathers and miners of the Mother Lode which has produced millions in gold. This rock used in Mother Lode champion hand drilling contests. Tablet placed and decidated by the Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West of Sutter Creek. May 10, 1942


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