Miners Bend conceptual drawing

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The Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation invites you to participate in Sutter Creek’s new Miners’ Bend Historic Gold Mining Park by buying a personalized engraved brick in the Commemorative Pathway. You and your family will not only provide financial support to the Foundation and help finish this park, but you will cement your place in Amador County’s gold mining history.

The work at Miners’ Bend Park in Sutter Creek continues. By now you have probably noticed the mining artifacts that have been placed at the South end of Main Street. The Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation has been working hard to make this historical project a reality and are now building a brick walkway that you can be a part of.

The SCCBF’s goal for completion of this park is early summer, 2016. The Park will feature over a dozen displays telling the story of Amador’s roll in the California Gold Rush. Work is being done on interpretive signage that will give visitors a brief history of the gold rush in Sutter Creek and Amador County, with historic photos and descriptions of each artifact on display.

The SCCBF would like to thank those who have donated time and money to help make this project a reality, especially the Native Sons of the Golden West. The Donor Brick Campaign will help us complete the park. Purchasing a brick is the perfect way to commemorate loved ones, promote your business or organization, honor a special occasion, or find that special gift. Remember your brick purchase is tax deductible. Buying a personalized brick helps the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation preserve our cultural heritage in Amador County.

To order visit www.sccbf.org. For more information please call Frank Cunha 209-3049192

Artifact history

The park’s centerpiece, a 5-Head Stamp Mill that was built at Sutter Creek’s Knight Foundry in 1882 and donated by the Louis Boitano Family, is being rebuilt and installed at the park.

A replica of a head frame with a winch, motor, mine shaft and an ore car, or skip as it was called, has been erected next to the park entrance. The Skip was donated by the descendants of the John (Jack) Tone Family and was used in his mine in the Rail Road Flat Mining District.

(209) 304-9192
Frank Cunha
Chairman, Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation