What's the attraction: Angels Camp sprung up as a trading post run by soldiers Henry and George Angel during the early days of the Gold Rush. For years it was a busy, noisy mining town and was even visited by Mark Twain, who was inspired to write his famous story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" while staying there.
Now, it's a quiet mountain town, except for during the Jumping Frog Jubilee, celebrated each May. But there's plenty to do here all year long.
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