Frog jumping plaques.

Frog Hop of Fame

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Angels Camp, California

Frog-shaped brass plaques in the sidewalk along Main Street salute each year's winner (since 1928) of the town's annual Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee. The plaques include the year of the competition, the name and home town of the frog and handler, and the distance jumped. Rosie the Ribiter's record of 21 feet six inches in 1986 still has not been surpassed.

It was in Angels Camp, in the saloon of the Angels Hotel (now apartments), that Samuel Clemens first heard the yarn that would launch his career as Mark Twain, and title, "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." On the sidewalk outside of the former hotel is a plaque dedicated to Dan'l, Twain's 1865 frog.

Frog Hop of Fame

Address:
1283 S. Main St., Angels Camp, CA
Directions:
Plaques in sidewalk along Main St. The corner of Birds Way is the site of the old Angels Hotel.
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