ANGELS CAMP


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.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (287)
Visited: 05/20/2018
Location: Map
Website: N/A