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Learn Jess Jones’ Journey

Jul 03, 2024 09:04AM ● By Debra Dingman

Jess Jones poses with several of his wines. Courtesy photo

DIXON, CA (MPG) - The story behind Jess Jones Farming, including his experiences growing up in Dixon, in the popcorn industry, his entertainment venue and his winery will be shared at the next Dixon Historical Society meeting on Aug. 11.

Jess Jones and his wife, MaryEllen, a retired math teacher from the former CA Jacobs Middle School, come from a long-time farming family of more than a hundred years now.

The Aug. 11 meeting will be from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. with refreshments to follow at the Dixon United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 209 North Jefferson.

The Dixon Historical Society conducts quarterly meetings open to the public for the benefit of learning about Dixon’s past and discovering like-minded people who care about the town’s history or who like to share historical facts about their local families.

At the Dixon History Museum, there are tastefully displayed vignettes of early Dixon days, artifacts and memorabilia. There are copies of every Dixon High School yearbook fun to peruse for friends, family and interested community members.

MaryEllen Mel wine Jess Jones

 MaryEllen (Mel) and Jess Jones share a love of wine. Courtesy photo

Dixon products are also for sale there, including T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and zippered sweatshirts with the Milk Farm logo on them as well as coffee mugs. Books by local authors and books on Dixon’s history are available for sale as well. There is free admission to the museum although donations are always welcomed.

For more information, visit the Dixon History Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 125 West A St. where the large, green pioneer wagon is situated outside.

Information about the Dixon Historical Society and how to become a member can be found on the website at