Angels Camp is the only incorporated city in Calaveras County, California. Well … it is at least the only incorporated town – it has approximately 4,000 people.
Angels Camp is also in the heart of Gold Country, California. But it’s other claim to fame is that Mark Twain heard the story of the jumping frog at the Angels’ Hotel – thus the classic short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.”
In fact, they still have a jumping frog contest every year and the winning frogs each year are immortalized on the sidewalks – sort of like the Hollywood handprints (except I’ve never seen the handprints, so who knows).
Interesting town – especially the laundry hanging across the main street.