California Historic Landmarks

Angels Camp

Site Information

Buildings along Main Street
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Landmark Number: 287
Location: Northeast corner of Main Street and Birds Way, Angels Camp , Calaveras County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque


Description

From the State Office of Historic Preservation web site:

Founded in 1849 by George Angel, who established a mining camp and trading store 200 feet below this marker, this was in a rich gravel mining area that was also one of the richest quartz mining sections of the Mother Lode-production records reached over $100 million for Angels Camp and vicinity. Prominent in early-day California history, it was said to be frequented by Joaquin Murieta, Black Bart, and other early-day bandits, and was the locale of Mark Twain's famous story, The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

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Official State Marker Plaque.
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Plaque detail
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Bronze plaques in the sidewalks downtown list champions of the frog jumping contests.
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Plaque on the Brosemer Building, one of a number of historic buildings downtown.
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Second story view of the Brosemer Building.

 

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