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Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee

Discussion in 'Gardening With Animals' started by valley ranch, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Jun 7, 2018
    valley ranch

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    Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee

    Mark Twain lived in a cabin south of Angels Camp. Legend has it that Twain overheard a story in a local tavern that inspired his first published work, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. The City of Angels Camp held the first modern frog jump in 1928. It became part of the annual Fair in the 1930’s. The Top 50 frogs qualify for the International Frog Jump Grand Finals, which are held every Sunday afternoon of the Jubilee. The current world’s record was set in 1986 by Rosie the Ribeter. Rosie jumped 21′ 53/4″. The cash prize for breaking the world’s record is $5,000.

    Murphy's California [​IMG]

    There's a lot happening in murphy
     
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    murphysranch

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    Yup. Where I came from. Angels Camp, CA. Mr. Angel founded the city, altho it started as a gold camp with tents.

    Murphys was a way station, nine miles east of Angels Camp. Mark Twain's purported cabin is on highway 49, just south of Angels.

    The Jumping Frog Jubliee was just a few weekends ago at the fairgrounds, also called Frogtown. Read Mark Twain's short story: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2018
    valley ranch

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    I use to like HWY 4 ~ It's still there ~ all the great towns ~ and places ~ and things ```
     
  4. Jun 9, 2018
    digitS'

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    Today's National High/Low temps:

    111 at Death Valley, California

    25 at Bodie State Park, California (That's just on the other side of Yosemite from Angels Camp.)

    It's a big state and so often the high and low are both in California!

    Steve
     
  5. Jun 10, 2018
    digitS'

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    Murphy, when you were looking at moving to Oregon ..

    . did you check out Murphy ... Oregon?

    Steve ;)
     
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    ninnymary

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    Murphy, my son and husband went golfing today at that golf course by your former place in Angels Camp. They were up doing the annual clean up. Said it was hot but very nice course and so inexpensive. I guess they're used to bay area prices, haha.

    I've seen Mark Twains cabin. It's very small.

    Mary
     
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    murphysranch

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    Just sold our home on the 12th green there, about a month ago. It had great views. Greenhorn Creek Golf Club.
     
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    Nyboy

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    https://marktwainhouse.org/ I toured his NJ mansion giant queen Ann Victorian. It was so over the top you knew it had to belong to a gay man.
     
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    ninnymary

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    Wow, I find it hard to believe that he would go from a mansion to a rustic 8x10 cabin with no plumbing or electricity.

    Mary
     
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    Just looked it up. He wrote about the frog in 1864, published in 1865. It launched his fame.

    He married, built and moved into that above home about 10 years later.
     

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