California Historic Landmarks

Angels Hotel

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Landmark Number: 734
Location: Northeast corner of Main Street and Bird Way, Angels Camp, Calaveras County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque


Description

From the marker plaque:

The canvas hotel that C. C. Lake erected here in 1851 was replaced by a one-story wooden structure, and then in 1855 by one of stone - a second story was added in 1857. It was here that Samuel Clemens first heard the yarn that was later to bring him fame as Mark Twain, author of The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

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Official State Marker Plaque.

 

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