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The Best Restaurants in Sutter Creek, Jackson and Amador County

Enjoy the scenic Gold Rush towns of Jackson, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Plymouth and Amador City in the heart of the Mother Lode. This small county hosts big time museums, famous galleries, unique antique shops and historical sites like Indian Grinding Rock State Historical Park, Kennedy Gold Mine and Tailing Wheel Park. Daffodil Hill explodes with thousands of blossoms mid-March through mid-April, drawing visitors from around the world.

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Calaveras Grape Stomp, Bear Valley and more...

The Calaveras Grape Stomp is happening this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 5, in Murphys, Ca. Autumn is here, bringing many things - balmy weather, fresh produce, and,  yes, relaxing under shady trees sampling premium wine while watching hundreds of  crazy people stomp, smash, laugh, and liquidate 3,900 pounds of real wine-grapes. 

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Gold Country Visitors Love Volcano

The Volcano Theatre Company presents "House of Frankenstein" by Martin Downing playing Sept. 28 through Nov. 2, 2013; Directed by Rolf Hein. In the Cobblestone Theatre, Friday & Saturday curtain is 8:00 PM and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00.

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Sutter Creek Musical Organ Rally

Yep, an old-fashioned organ rally Sept. 28-29, 2013.

Come to Historic downtown Sutter Creek and experience the music of yesteryear – a free and wonderful event with unusual musical band organs, large and small, from all over the country.

See these wonderful machines work. Meet the people who own them. Learn a little about America’s past. This is your chance to have a one of a kind experience.

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Visiting Murphys

Once called “Queen of the Sierra,” the town of Murphys is a forever charming Gold Country hamlet that shipped over $15 million in gold between 1850 and 1860.

Daniel and John Murphy settled the area in 1848, at the start of the great California gold rush. Shrewd traders and smart businessmen both, the brothers made their fortune supplying the legions of gold mines flocking to the area, and legend has it that they were millionaires by the time they turned 25.

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Visit The Rough and Ready Town of Jamestown

Walk down Main Street in Jamestown and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. You’ll see wooden buildings from the time of the Gold Rush and Victorian style buildings from the turn of the 20th century. There are bars, restaurants, steak houses, and old-fashioned ice cream parlors with old style décor, with gift shops and antique collector stores featuring many items made locally.

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Destination Copperopolis

The Rim Fire continued to grow on Monday, spreading farther into Yosemite National Park. It was also very active on the north and northwest sides, growing about a mile closer to the Mi-Wuk area on Highway 108. The fire is now about seven miles away from the highway. We were told that as of at 9 a.m. today that the fire has burned 179,481 acres (280 square miles. The incident commander is calling it 20 percent contained.

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Wine Tasting in the Gold Country

Nothing could be tastier than a fun and unforgettable wine tour through the heart of the Gold Country. From the scenic rolling Sierra Foothills of Amador County to Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, the wineries of the Sierra Nevada Gold Country offer an amazing variety of award winning wines.

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