Sunday, September 20, 2009

Frog Country

Angels Camp established by George Angel was a quartz mining camp back 1849, but it was Mark Twain's “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” story that really catapulted it to amphibian fame. The annual Calaveras County Frog Jumping Jubilee is still held here every 3rd weekend in May.
The building in this picture holds the tourist information center.

Main Street is littered with frogs. You can spot one on this corner amongst the town's historical buildings.

Here it is close-up.

Here is another.

Like the Hollywood Walk-of-Fame, winners of each year's frog jumping contest is commemorated on Angels Camp's sidewalks with a bronze plaque.
How cool is that! Folks, get your frog ready for next year's contest!


- Karen

7 comments:

rainfield61 said...

It is funny to know there is such a game over your place.

Adrian LaRoque said...

This is great, you always bring something new and interesting, congrats Karen.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

It is so quaint in that town. I've only been there once and loved it. The froggywood walk of fame is adorable.

Summer said...

Wow! That's cool! =D

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enJAYneer said...

love the frogs.. ^_^

photowannabe said...

Its crazy that I have lived in the SF Bay Area most of my life and never made it to the frog jumping contest. Sometimes we just live too close to do the touristy things.
To answer your question , the picture was taken Sept. 12 and it did rain just enough to make the cars look dirty. It threatened all day and I know some places got measurable rain.

Kcalpesh said...

Had just heard about it till some time back. Couldn't believe there actually exists this kind of a contest! Nice post once again.

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