Frog Jump

Image of Jumping Frog Jubilee aka Frog Jump
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Jumping Frog Jubilee aka Frog Jump

On January 25, 1865, Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain traveled from the cabin he shared with pocket miner Jim Gillis at Jackass Hill in Tuolumne County to nearby Angels Camp in Calaveras County and was rained in for nearly two weeks. To amuse themselves, the townspeople exchanged tall tales around the bar at the Angels Hotel. Twain wrote them down, including one about a frog named Dan’l Webster who could outjump any other frog.

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