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The Sutter Creek Fire History Projects were started in 2005 by the Sutter Creek Fire District (SCFD) and the Sutter Creek Volunteer Fire Department (SCVFD) to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Sutter Creek Fire District. The initial project was to research and develop a written/graphic history of the organizations’ service to Sutter Creek and Amador County. Additionally, the SCFD/SCVFD has rebuilt and displayed several pieces of vintage fire fighting equipment; rehabbed and re-equipped the Amador City 1939 Dodge fire truck for display in the old Amador City firehouse which has been developed as a fire museum and relocated the first Sutter Creek fire bell to the Main Fire Station with a historic marker related to the bell.

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Sutter Creek Fire History Projects
PO Box 365
Sutter Creek, CA 95685

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February 1, 2018
Sutter Creek Fire History Project Awarded a Grant!

The Historical Preservation Foundation of the Native Sons of the Golden West is pleased to grant $4500.00 to the Sutter Creek Volunteer Fire Department to be used on items 2, 4, and 6 from your request dated October 9, 2017.

Item #2 Repair fire bell tower and reconstruct the fire hose cart = $3000.00
Item #4 Cleanup and stablize the origanl Sutter Creek Firehouse = $1000.00
Item #6 Interpretative signage for Fiddletown Fire truck = $500.00

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Sutter Creek Fire History Project featured in the “Native Son” newsletter – 12-2017.

The ACRA Sutter Creek Adventure Crew and other ACRA kids visited the Sutter Creek Fire Museum (July 2017) and then did a little hose training with the Sutter Creek Fire Dept.
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Unsuccessful

Rehab and develop the old Sutter Creek Firehouse on Main Street that was built in the early 1930’s as a museum and display space for the early 20’s fire truck being recreated in 2006.

  • 13% Funded
  • $800 Raised
  • Projectstarted

Repair the existing fire bell tower on Main Street at City Hall and reconstruct the fire hose cart house that was originally located under this bell tower with a hose cart display.

  • 37% Funded
  • $1,100 Raised
  • Projectnot yet started
Unsuccessful

Recreate the first Sutter Creek fire truck that was built by local mechanics in the 1920’s using an early 1920’s era Dodge Brothers light truck. Rebuild and restore a 20’s era Dodge Brothers truck to recreate Sutter Creek’s first fire truck.

  • 40% Funded
  • $6,000 Raised
  • Projectstarted

Maintain contact with the current owner of the Sutter Creek 1960 Van Pelt/Dodge fire truck with the intention of eventually returning this truck to Sutter Creek for display and community events.

  • 0% Funded
  • $0 Raised
  • Projectnot yet started

Maintain contact with the Fiddletown Community Center and Fiddletown Preservation Society to rehabilitate their 1934 Dodge fire truck that was built in Sutter Creek and transferred to Fiddletown in the late 1950s; improve the storage and display area in Fiddletown for this truck, similar to the Amador City project.

  • 0% Funded
  • $0 Raised
  • Projectnot yet started

Rehab and develop the original Sutter Creek Firehouse on Spanish Street as it would have appeared in the time period 1912 to 1930 with the equipment in use during this time.

  • 50% Funded
  • $3,500 Raised
  • Projectnot yet started