Things to see and do - Jackson
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Jackson : Michelin's recommendations
Seat of Amador County, this bustling town was founded in 1849 as a placer mining camp. By 1859 hardrock operations had begun on a rich quartz vein. Today Jackson reflects a pleasing balance of old and new, particularly evident in the 19C architecture along Main Street. The National Hotel claims to be the oldest continually operating hotel in the state.
Tourist attractions Jackson : Things to see and do
Built in 1912, these 58ft wooden wheels were designed to transport rubble and debris, via a series of inclined flumes, over two ridges from the Kennedy Mine to a holding pond. Accessed by rugged trails, the wheels are now collapsing into ruin, ghostl..