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 Sutter Creek, Amador County California

Sutter Creek, Amador County, PO 4 miles northwest of Jackson, on the stage route from Galt on the Central Pacific Railroad, 31 miles distant, and from Latrobe, on the Sacramento Valley Railroad, 18 miles distant.

This is now a large and prosperous village, ranking next to Grass Valley, in Nevada County, as a quartz mining locality. Here is the well-known Amador, or Hayward mine, one of the oldest, deepest, and most productive of the quartz mines of California. The workings are now carried on at a depth of over 1,300 feet from the surface, and as the altitude of the place is less than 1,000 feet, the explorations are made several hundred feet below the level of the sea. The product of the Amador is from $650,000 to $700,000 annually, and its deep workings and large returns are very encouraging to the mining interest. Several other mines and numerous quartz mills are in operation, giving life and business to the place.

The locality was formerly a rich placer mining district, and was one of the earliest settled in the State. But the placers did not build up much of a town, and it was only on the development of more permanent interests that Sutter Creek became prosperous and important. The gently rolling hills surrounding the place produce vines, fruits, and flowers in profusion where irrigation is practicable, adding wealth and adorning the homes of the citizens.

One newspaper, The Foothills Ensign, is published weekly.

Allen George, lumber, doors, sash, and blinds
American Exchange Hotel, A K Dudley, proprietor
Bird William H, barber
Brignole Bartolomeo, groceries, and dry goods
Brinn & Brothers, general merchandise
Brown James A, physician
Bruner Peter, liquor saloon
Burleson C D, general merchandise, and insurance agent
Burns  J, jewelry, and fancy goods
Byrnes James, liquor saloon
Callaway & Nickerson, stoves, tin, and hardware, and manufacturer hydraulic pipe
Campbell A & Company, foundry and blacksmiths
Campbell & Hipkin, proprietors Sutter Creek and Silver Lake Stage Line
Charleville F A, proprietor Sutter Hotel
Coblentz & Brothers, general merchandise, and furniture
Cook A, barber
Danielewiez, O, dry goods and clothing
Deakin William, carpenter
Dennis Jackson postmaster
Dudley A K, proprietor American Exchange Hotel
Dugmovich George, liquors, and cigars
Dunlap & Dennis, drugs, and stationery
Eichmann Jacob, tailor
Fagan P, livery stable, and blacksmith
Fagan & Songer, blacksmiths, wagon makers, and undertakers
Foothills Ensign, Webb & Lagrave, proprietors
Furnish George B, jeweler
Gay & Kiefer, shoe makers
Gilmere Isaiah, provisions, and fruits
Granieo A, dentist
Hedge P, liquor saloon
Howard & Pratt, liquor saloon
Hurley John, liquor saloon, and boarding
Jones T E, house and sign painter
Joy A C, stoves, tin and hardware, and manufacturer hydraulic pipe
Knight S N, wheelwright
Knight & Company, foundry, and machine shop
Koch A, barber
Liaulaud & Pfenning, bakery and restaurant
Lithgow John, carpenter and undertaker
Lithgow John Jr, books, stationery, cigars and tobacco
Lutneskey V, watch maker, and manufacturing jeweler
Maclise S, tea, cigars, and tobacco
Mahoney Jeremiah, superintendent Mahoney Brothers' mine
Mails M A Mrs, millinery, and dry goods
Manon S S, proprietor Sutter Creek Foundry
Marks Lewis J, groceries, and furniture
McHenry & Payne, liquor and billiard saloon
McLeane S, tobacco, and confectionery
Miller Charles P, photographer
Mires D, liquor saloon
Peiser Julius, merchant tailor
Peters J A, dentist
Pettingell S E, boots and shoes
Quirk & Bawden, photographers
Rabolt Leopold, brewery
Randolph J N, City Marshal
Reaves D D, surveyor and civil engineer
Soracco C, groceries and liquors
St. Denis Peter, blacksmith, and wagon maker
Steinmetz J, harness and saddlery
Stewart S D R, superintendent Lincoln Gold Mining Company
Stump J W Rev, clergyman (Meth)
Sutter Hotel, F A Charleville, proprietor
Thiele W Christian, liquor saloon, and bakery
Turner J, physician
Van Doren Mrs, millinery and fancy goods
Walsh ____, Rev, clergyman (R C)
Warkins C, books, stationery, tobacco, firearms, etc
Watson C R, dentist
Webb & Lagrave, proprietors Foothills Ensign
Werner & Sutherland, butchers
Wildman W T, general merchandise, and agent Wells, Fargo & Company, and Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company

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Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875


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