Knight Foundry…Preserving Our History

Knight Foundry…Preserving Our History

The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop. This historic facility includes the original equipment and machinery, still in place as it was during its gold rush-era heyday. The Knight Foundry was named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places.

Butte Fire – One Year Later

Butte Fire – One Year Later

By Kathleen Harmon

I have always counted it a privilege and a blessing to live in Amador County. There is something special about this community. Last year we were hit with a disaster that was unimaginable; Butte Fire. Many areas of Pine Grove were evacuated for 3 weeks, the Tiger Creek area of Pioneer was advisory/mandatory evacuation for 3 weeks, our Rancheria became the “disaster resort”…