Events: Sutter Creek – Annual AAUW Amador Home Tour2019-01-10T01:55:05+00:00

Sutter Creek Events

47th Annual AAUW Home Tour
April 13, 2019

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Spend a beautiful spring day in the foothills touring homes in Fiddletown which have never been on the Home Tour. The tradition of the Home Tour Tea will continue at the Fiddletown Community Center featuring homemade cookies. Again, this year there will be raffle baskets and an AAUW member Art Show.

The funds raised from the Tour help support scholarships for local women and girls.

For more information, including how to purchase tickets by mail or online, visit the AAUW wesite at

Ticket locations will be:
Claypool’s Gift & Home, Martel
Ione Pharmacy, Ione
Pine Cone Drug, Pine Grove
Amador 360, Plymouth

Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Amador Branch

Questions? Contact Susan Harrington (209) 304-8637

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“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.