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American in Jackson

Mel’s & Faye’s Diner

A local institution near Hwy 88 that dates back to 1956: there's a takeout window but it's not meant for quick stops. Take a seat on the bottle-green leather benches for solid diner fare that includes huge breakfast…
Historic Site in Jackson

Kennedy Gold Mine

You can't miss the ominous steel headframe of the mine from the road, rising to 125ft. Its pulleys lifted ore and miners from the bowels of the earth. Guided tours last about 90 minutes and take you past the stamp, …
Historic Site in Jackson

Mokelumne Hill

The somewhat undiscovered settlement of Mokelumne Hill is 7 miles south of Jackson just off Hwy 49. Settled by French trappers in the early 1840s, it’s a good place to see historic buildings without the common glut …