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The City of Jackson is located in the heart of Californias historic Mother Lode, 45 miles east of Sacramento and Stockton. Jackson began as a gold mining camp in 1848. Jackson is known for its rich gold rush history and beautiful Victorian era neighborhoods.

Jackson offers beautiful subdivisions and convenient shopping centers. Jackson has many local restaurants that offer fine ethnic dining, and several local wineries are just a short drive away. Jackson is also home to the only movie theater complex in Amador.

Jackson is located in Amador, of which it is the county seat, southeast of Sacramento between Placerville and Angels Camp along Highway 49 near the Pardee and Camanche reservoirs.

There is also a Jackson, Wyoming.

Country Squire Motel | Linda Vista Motel |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Mother Lode Market & Deli | Upstairs Restaurant & Streetside Bistro |
Gambling Jackson Rancheria Casino |
History Amador County Museum |
Public Libraries Amador County Library | Kennedy Gold Mine |

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05/24 Coming to The area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.