California State Historic Landmark 287
#287 Angels Camp
Home of the Jumping Frog
Romance - Gold - History
Founded in 1849 by George Angel, who established a mining camp and trading
store 200 feet below this marker. A rich gravel mining area and one of the richest quartz mining
sections of the Mother Lode. Production records of over 100 million dollars for Angels Camp and
vicinity. Prominent in early day California history. Townsite established in 1873. The locale of
Mark Twain's famous story, The Jumping Frog of Calaveras. Frequented by Joaquin Murietta,
Black Bart, and other early day bandits.
NW corner of Main St and Birds Way, Angels Camp.
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