Posted by: heringermr
N 38° 23.602 W 120° 48.019
10S E 692100 N 4251752
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #1007
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2008 9:09:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM58HV
Knight Foundry was established in 1873 to supply heavy equipment and repair facilities to the gold mines and timber industry of the Mother Lode. Samuel N. Knight developed a high speed, cast iron water wheel which was a forerunner of the Pelton Wheel design. Knight Wheels were used in some of the first hydroelectric plants in California, Utah, and Oregon.
This site is the last water powered foundry and machine shop in California. A 42-inch Knight Wheel drives the main line shaft, with smaller water motors powering other machines.
Marker Number: 1,007.00
Marker Name: KNIGHT FOUNDRY
Has Official CA Plaque: yes
Marker Dedication Date: 10/24/1992
81 Eureka St, Sutter Creek
Website: [Web Link]
Feel free to post a picture of you at the landmark site, but a photo is not required to log a visit.