Sutter Hock Farm
Local Yuba-Sutter residents restoring the Sutter Hock Farm facade in 1927
|Location||5320 Garden Hwy, Yuba City, California|
|Official name: Hock Farm (Site of)|
|Designated||August 8, 1939|
The Sutter Hock Farm is the first non-Indian settlement in Sutter County, USA established in 1841 by John Augustus Sutter. John Sutter's Hock Farm was the first large-scale agricultural settlement in Northern California, composed of grain, cattle, orchards and vineyards. Located on the Feather River, Hock Farm was intended by Sutter to be a retirement location where he would relocate his wife and children. By 1864-65 Sutter could no longer maintain the farm as the California Gold Rush had depleted the area of manpower and Sutter could no longer hire workers. The Mansion located on Hock Farm was destroyed by a fire in 1865 also destroying all of Sutters personal records of his pioneer life. Sutter ultimately lost Hock Farm when the mortgages became too high.
- Discovery of Gold, by John A. Sutter, Hutchings’ California Magazine, November 1857. Sutter describes how he wanted a sawmill near the Sacramento and how Marshall told him of the gold.
- History of the Donner Party History of the Donner Party C. F. McGlashan, ©1879 and 1880, by C. F. McGlashan.
- Sutter Hock Farm photo circa 1927 by Edward von Geldern. Contributor Gretchen Eberle
- *History of the Donner Party, 1879, C.F. McGlashan. Chpt 21.
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