DescriptionFrom the California Historical Landmarks
This is a replica of Mark Twain's cabin, with original chimney and fireplace. Here on Jackass Hill, young Mark Twain, while guest of the Gillis Brothers in 1864-65, gathered material for The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which first brought him fame, and for Roughing It.
Cabin site is located at the end of Jackass Hill Road, approximately 0.8 miles from Highway 49.
Official State Marker plaques are located on Highway 49 approximately 0.1 miles northwest and southeast of the intersection with Jackass Hill Road.
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