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Angels Camp in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mark Twain

 
 
Mark Twain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2008
1. Mark Twain Marker
Inscription.
In Memory Of
MARK TWAIN
Who found inspiration here for his inspirational story--
“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”
ANGELS CAMP
1865

 
Location. 38° 4.316′ N, 120° 32.545′ W. Marker is in Angels Camp, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (State Highway 49). Touch for map. Marker is located at Utica Park. Marker is in this post office area: Angels Camp CA 95222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Utica Mine North Shaft (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Vietnam Era Veterans (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lightner Mine (about 500 feet away); Claussen’s Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); A. Brosemer Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Independent Order of Odd Fellows Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Angels Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Angels Camp.
 
Also see . . .
1. Angels Camp. Highlights Mark Twain and the jumping frog story toward the end of the article. (Submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Mark Twain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Abby Lopez, December 31, 2009
2. Mark Twain Marker
In Memory of Mark Twain Who found inspiration here for his memorable story- "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" Angel's Camp
1865
 

2. Angels Camp History. (Submitted on October 26, 2008.)
3. A Biography of Samual Clemens – Mark Twain. (Submitted on October 26, 2008.)
 
Additional keywords. American Literature
 
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Mark Twain Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2008
3. Mark Twain Statue and Marker
Close-Up of Sculpture on Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2008
4. Close-Up of Sculpture on Monument
Mark Twain image. Click for full size.
Distributed by Robert's Variety Store, Angels Camp,Calif.
5. Mark Twain
Mark Twain Statue, Angels Camp, California
Note: The frog jumping at Mark Twain's feet is no longer on the statue. See Photo #3
Mark Twain image. Click for more information.
Mark Twain Official Web Site
6. Mark Twain
The Official Mark Twain Website
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Mark Twain Cabin image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, September 2, 2006
7. Mark Twain Cabin
See Mark Twain Cabin Marker for Additional Information
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Dan'l Webster Plaque image. Click for full size.
August 25, 2012
8. Dan'l Webster Plaque
The sidewalks of Angels Camp are lined with plaques commemorating all the winning frogs of Angel Camp's annual Jumping Frog Contest since 1928.
This plaque commemorates the first 'winner', Dan'l Webster featured in Mark Twain's story.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,991 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Abby Lopez of Irvine, California.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   8. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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